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An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
June 22, 2018
An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
Iskander Yerimbetov’s counsel recounts his client’s latest court hearing.
An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
April 18, 2018
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
Behind the mecenatismo of a former prime minister, Kazakhstan’s opposition figures find a new platform in Brussels.
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
March 27, 2018
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
International fugitive and Kazakh opposition star Mukhtar Ablyazov urged supporters to carry blue balloons during the Nowruz holiday.
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
February 23, 2018
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
New rounds of litigation add to the opaque case of fugitive ex-Kazakh minister Mukhtar Ablyazov.
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
January 26, 2018
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Jared Genser's firm described Iskander Yerimbetov as "a hostage" of the Kazakh state who had been subjected to torture.
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
July 12, 2017
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
International law frowns on creating stateless persons, but Astana's irritating exiles can afford to buy new passports.
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
June 08, 2017
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
If Mukhtar Ablyazov envisions an eventual triumphant return to Kazakhstan, things just got more difficult.
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
May 30, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
Kazakh politics plays out far from the steppe -- in New York lofts and courts.
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
December 11, 2016
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
Mukhtar Ablyazov, a staunch opponent of Kazakhstan's president, walks free after three years in a French prison.
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
October 20, 2016
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
A bit more light on the manner in which post-Soviet elites access American property markets, and presidential nominees.
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
Researchers Say Kazakhstan Hacks Back
August 04, 2016
Researchers Say Kazakhstan Hacks Back
Astana may be redoubling its efforts against opposition media in both the physical and the digital realm.
Researchers Say Kazakhstan Hacks Back
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
July 14, 2016
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
Ablyazov, claiming political persecution, is fighting extradition from France to Russia.
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
Another Wrinkle in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations?
October 28, 2014
Another Wrinkle in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations?
The extradition of accused embezzler Mukhtar Ablyazov could complicate an already prickly relationship.
Another Wrinkle in Kazakhstan-Russia Relations?
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