Central Asian leaders want greater regional cooperation and international investment to bolster economic growth should place human rights at top of agenda.
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In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The largely Muslim region has been increasingly anti-democracy since it broke off as a group from Russia in 1991. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Russia and Vladimir Putin.
Kazakhstani cracks down on human rights activists and journalists to prevent dissent on independence day by illegally searching and threatening activists.
Unidentified assailants viciously attacked a local trade union leader in Kazakhstan on the evening of November 10, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.
The 10 most brutal, but largely unknown dictators in the world. It is very difficult to believe the incredible behavior of some of these megalomaniacs.
Kazakhstan on Thursday sentenced a man to three years in prison for inciting social hatred and calling for the forcible overthrow of the government.
Kazakh court ordering the closure of the independent website Ratel.kz and takes action against its editor
Authorities in a Muslim region have ensnared hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese in mass internment camps
Many of Kazakhstan capital Astana’s residents compare Astana unfavourably with the former capital Almaty
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the son of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, claims 91.4 percent vote win
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov won presidential vote last year with a scandalous vote of more than 97 percent