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Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?
December 01, 2021

Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?

By Zholdas Orisbayev
Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre, has justice been served?

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters
June 23, 2021

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters

By Colleen Wood
YouTube's temporary suspension of a Kazakh human rights group’s channel highlights the risks of civil society's heavy reliance on the tech giants.
Pressure Pushes Kazakh Tax Authorities to Walk Back Fines, Suspensions
February 08, 2021

Pressure Pushes Kazakh Tax Authorities to Walk Back Fines, Suspensions

By Catherine Putz
After issuing fines and suspensions for several NGOs, Kazakh authorities walked back the decisions under domestic and international pressure.

The Taxman Cometh for Kazakh NGOs
January 26, 2021

The Taxman Cometh for Kazakh NGOs

By Catherine Putz
In January so far, four Kazakh NGOs have been fined and suspended by the state's tax authorities -- a convenient cover for political repression.

Kazakh Blogger Forced Into Psychiatric Clinic
November 24, 2020

Kazakh Blogger Forced Into Psychiatric Clinic

By Catherine Putz
A court order has sent Aigul Otepova to a psychiatric clinic. Her supporters say its because of her outspoken criticism of the government.

Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
May 20, 2019

Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.

By Daniel Balson
There can be no demanding justice for those interned in China while refusing to defend the people who attempt to provide it.

In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge
March 14, 2019

In Kazakhstan, Educating Children with Disabilities Remains a Challenge

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan's approach to inclusive education and “negative attitudes” affect the education of children with disabilities.
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
December 09, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome

By Cholpon Orozobekova
Astana is taking harsh moves against freedom of assembly and international community is raising concerns.

Kazakhstan’s Security Council Bid and Its Troubling Rights Record
June 25, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Security Council Bid and Its Troubling Rights Record

By Hugh Williamson and Mihra Rittmann
Before it becomes the first Central Asian country to join the Security Council, a closer look is in order.

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