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Breaking News: Kazakhstan

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HRW: Kazakhstan

  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Hugh Williamson
    Hugh Williamson, director of the Europe & Central Asia division, oversees the organisation’s work in western and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia, the south Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. He oversees issues including migrat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan Draft Law Would Undermine Freedom of Assembly

    Kazakhstan Draft Law Would Undermine Freedom of Assembly

    Expand Kazakhstan's police officers push arrested protesters into a police bus during an opposition rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 21, 2019.  © 2019…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Women’s Day Activists Convicted

    Kazakhstan: Women’s Day Activists Convicted

    Expand Symbolic burning of a funeral wreath during celebration of International Women's Day in Almaty, Kazakhstan, March 8, 2020. © 2020 KazFem Photo/Eiri Duse…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan’s Unheard Voices - Domestic Violence Victims

    Kazakhstan’s Unheard Voices - Domestic Violence Victims

    Expand Women, wearing traditional clothes, participate in Nowruz celebrations at the a Center in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 21, 2019. © 2019 Aliia Raimbekova/…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Central Asia: Reform Pledges Yet to Materialize

    Central Asia: Reform Pledges Yet to Materialize

    Expand An Uzbekistan cotton grower works in a cotton plantation outside Tashkent, on October 24, 2019. While the government has taken steps to eradicate forced labour in its cotton…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

    Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

    Expand Kazakhstan is prosecuting Kaster Musakhanuly (left) and Murager Alimuly (right), two ethnic Kazakh, Chinese citizens from Xinjiang, who are seeking asylum and at risk of tort…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • EU Should Live up to its Rhetoric on Central Asia
    The EU is proud that protecting human rights is central to its efforts to make the world a better place, and has repeatedly defined this goal as integral to its foreign policy. That’s the theory. The reality often looks different – in Central As…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan


    A leadership change in Kazakhstan in 2019 did not significantly improve respect for human rights. On March 19, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev resigned after 30 years in power, naming Senate speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokaev as interim president. In…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kazakhstan: In Memory of Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina

    Kazakhstan: In Memory of Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina

    Expand Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina © 2011 Kazis Toguzbaev RFE/RL Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the dedicated Kazakhstan human rights acti…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IRIN: Kazakhstan

  • Killing us softly
    A recent public outcry in China, sparked by a damning documentary about air pollution, was based on well-founded fear:Of the 100 million people who viewed the film on the first day of its online release, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air…
    - 26 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response
    The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on the battered Pacific islands.“The problem is absolutely massive,” Ali…
    - 15 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

    Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

    The closure of the main airport in Vanuatu is hampering the humanitarian response to cyclone Pam, which tore through the Pacific island archipelago yesterday, causing colossal damage.The airport in the capital, Port Vila, is still flooded and trees…
    - 13 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Cyclone Pam batters Vanuatu
    As cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, makes landfall today on the pacific islandsof Vanuatu, humanitarian workers there say the urban poor are especially at risk.High winds and rains are lashing the islands, and news agencies reported that even solid…
    - 12 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

    Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

    This week was a fanfare for celebrity humanitarians: Forest Whitaker appealed for peace in South Sudan alongside UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos; Angelina Jolie opened an academic centre on sexual violence in conflic…
    - 12 Feb 15, 7:00pm -
  • An ambitious plan to end statelessness

    An ambitious plan to end statelessness

    It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide…
    - 6 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

    Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

    "Why does it allow them to stay?" the man asked incredulously. "They should be going back to their homes."Afghanistan's internally displaced persons (IDP) policy - finally passed earlier this year after a long delay, but not yet implemented - is a l…
    - 19 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • Guide sommaire du droit de la guerre islamique
    Il y a un regain d’intérêt des traductions de textes classiques sur le droit de la guerre islamique qui viennent s’ajouter aux nombreux travaux sur les liens avec le droit international humanitaire (DIH) et la protection des civils. IRIN vous p…
    - 5 May 14, 7:00pm -
  • Rough guide to Islamic rules of war
    There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN p…
    - 23 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
    Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries, a development reminiscent of the activism that forced down HIV/AIDS drug prices a…
    - 22 Dec 13, 7:00pm -

The Economist: Kazakhstan

The Guardian: Kazakhstan News

  • UK issues unexplained wealth order over Kazakhstan family's house
    National Crime Agency investigating how ex-president’s grandson bought London mansionBritain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked a grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where he got the money from to buy a multimillion-pou…
    - 28 days ago, 10 Mar 20, 12:57pm -
  • Head of press regulator advised Kazakh regime that suppresses free speech
    New Ipso chief Lord Faulks worked at commercial court under former authoritarian leader Nursultan NazarbayevThe new head of the UK’s independent press regulator has been criticised for providing legal assistance to an authoritarian regime notorious…
    - 73 days ago, 25 Jan 20, 12:05pm -
  • Kazakhstan holds day of mourning for Almaty plane crash victims
    Country honours 12 people killed when Bek Air flight crashed shortly after takeoffKazakhstan has observed a national day of mourning for the 12 people killed when an airliner crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport.The plane, o…
    - 28 Dec 19, 6:51am -
  • Kazakhstan plane crash: 12 killed as Bek Air flight crashes near Almaty airport
    66 injured on plane carrying 100 as emergency services look for survivorsA plane carrying almost 100 people has crashed near Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 and injuring more than 60.Almaty airport said on Friday morning that surviv…
    - 27 Dec 19, 2:10pm -
  • Bek Air crash: passenger plane with 100 on board goes down in Kazakhstan – video
     A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board has crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan. The plane was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, but lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitti…
    - 27 Dec 19, 12:28am -
  • Astana Ballet; Akram Khan’s Giselle review – Steppe to it
    Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells, LondonAstana’s springy young Kazakhs make their UK debut, while Tamara Rojo weaves her magic with Akram Khan’s insightful GiselleAstana Ballet, a young Kazakhstani troupe with a wide-ranging repertoire and nea…
    - 22 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • Xinjiang activist freed in Kazakh court after agreeing to stop campaigning
    Serikzhan Bilash, who fought for victims of China’s internment camps, pleaded guilty in return for freedom A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed…
    - 16 Aug 19, 9:15pm -
  • ZVUK: the Kazakhstan club night that dances for truth
    In conservative, authoritarian Almaty, a small techno event aims to create a safe space for activists and the LGBT communityIt is a rainy spring night in Almaty, and in a small back-alley club a young DJ is playing dark British techno while wearing a…
    - 23 Jul 19, 5:10am -
  • Should we build cities from scratch?
    With another 2.5 billion urban dwellers predicted within the next 30 years, should we expand existing cities? Or is there a case for starting afresh?Do you live in a city planned from scratch? Share your storyPeople have been building new cities from…
    - 10 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Nazarbayev ally wins big in Kazakhstan election after hundreds arrested
    Little change expected despite Nursultan Nazarbayev stepping down after 30 years in power Kazakhstan elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with more than 70%t of the vote, electoral authorities said on Monday, aft…
    - 10 Jun 19, 2:46am -
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