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Central Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to our Central Asian Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this emerging region that is rich in natural resources and in the history and culture of the Silk Road! Whether you are new to working in the region or even if you have some experience working there...

Human Rights Watch urges Kazakh trial suspension

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - A prominent international advocacy group has urged Kazakhstan to suspend the ongoing trial of 37 people accused of mounting mass riots in a western oil town last year. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement Monday that many defendants claim they were subjected...

HRW: Kazakh riot trial marred by torture claims

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - A prominent human rights group has condemned the conviction of 34 people accused of rioting in Kazakhstan's western oil town last year. Human Rights Watch said in a statement Tuesday that the court should have Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

UN condemns Kazakh expulsion of Uzbek detainees

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - Kazakhstan has violated its international human rights commitments by extraditing 29 asylum-seekers to the neighboring authoritarian state of Uzbekistan, a U.N. panel says. The deportees face possible ill-treatment, the Committee against Torture, a panel that monitors implementation...

Date set for Kazakhstan opposition leader's trial

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - Supporters of Kazakhstan opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov said Saturday that his trial on charges of seeking to overthrow the Central Asian nation's government is set to begin next week. Kozlov's wife, Aliya Turusbekova, said that she believed authorities would seek...