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Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?
September 13, 2019

Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?

By Ian J. Lynch
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week seeks to tackle abuse of INTERPOL by autocracies.

Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
March 27, 2019

Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit

By Michael R. Sisak
The lawsuit alleges that Sater plotted to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank.
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
December 05, 2018

Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan’s political arena has little room for new parties or old foes.

UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
September 24, 2018

UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case

By Paolo Sorbello
Ilyas Khrapunov is hit with a $500 million fine for allegedly aiding Mukhtar Ablyazov's reported embezzlement.

Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
June 26, 2018

Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Mukhtar Ablyazov's efforts to orchestrate protests from abroad have had feeble results. But Kazakh authorities are taking no chances.

An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
June 22, 2018

An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan

By Jared Genser
Iskander Yerimbetov’s counsel recounts his client’s latest court hearing.

Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
April 18, 2018

Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New

By Paolo Sorbello
Behind the mecenatismo of a former prime minister, Kazakhstan’s opposition figures find a new platform in Brussels.
Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue
March 27, 2018

Ablyazov's Balloons: Kazakh Opposition Co-opts the Color Blue

By Catherine Putz
International fugitive and Kazakh opposition star Mukhtar Ablyazov urged supporters to carry blue balloons during the Nowruz holiday.

The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
February 23, 2018

The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’

By Stephen M. Bland
New rounds of litigation add to the opaque case of fugitive ex-Kazakh minister Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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

By Catherine Putz
Jared Genser's firm described Iskander Yerimbetov as "a hostage" of the Kazakh state who had been subjected to torture.

Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
July 12, 2017

Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?

By Catherine Putz
International law frowns on creating stateless persons, but Astana's irritating exiles can afford to buy new passports.
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
June 08, 2017

Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia

By Catherine Putz
If Mukhtar Ablyazov envisions an eventual triumphant return to Kazakhstan, things just got more difficult.

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