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What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal
August 19, 2019

What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal

By Catherine Putz
Serikzhan Bilash was released with a fine and a promise to end his activism for ethnic Kazakhs detained in China.

Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger
July 29, 2019

Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger

By Catherine Putz
A judge quickly agreed to send the case to Almaty; Serikzhan Bilash is charged with inciting violence against Chinese.
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
June 03, 2019

Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere

By Catherine Putz
Sauytbay has reportedly left Kazakhstan for Sweden, still seeking asylum after blowing the whistle on China's Xinjiang camps.

Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
May 01, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma

By Nazira Kozhanova
China’s crackdown on Muslims in its far west has become a domestic issue for the Kazakh government.

Kazakh Activist Complains of Pressure by Authorities
March 15, 2019

Kazakh Activist Complains of Pressure by Authorities

By Nataliya Vasilyeva
Under house arrest, Serikzhan Bilash says authorities made him sign blank documents.

Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?
March 11, 2019

Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?

By Catherine Putz
With the arrest of Serikzhan Bilash, a movement that gave the world a view into the Xinjiang crisis has an uncertain future.

The Kazakh Window Into the Xinjiang Crisis
March 06, 2019

The Kazakh Window Into the Xinjiang Crisis

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhs remain the most accessible window into the crisis in Xinjiang, but how long will that window remain open?
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
February 28, 2019

Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora

By Colleen Wood
Recent documentaries explore the contours of the Kazakh diaspora and challenge mainstream assumptions about migration and assimilation.

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee

By Shannon Tiezzi
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.

Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018

Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps

By Catherine Putz
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.

Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China
July 27, 2018

Sauytbay Trial in Kazakhstan Puts Astana in a Bind with China

By Catherine Putz
The complexities of international relations aside, is Kazakhstan going to choose China over Kazakhs?
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018

Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps

By Catherine Putz
Astana can't afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.

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