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Kazakh President's Brother Claims Family Cheated Him Out Of Luxury Apartment

The brother of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has filed papers in a New York City court alleging that his ex-wife and her son conspired to steal his $20 million apartment in the city's swanky Plaza Hotel.

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Kazakh President Decries Western Influence

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev has criticized Western countries for what he says are attempts to impose Western values on the rest of the world.

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Kazakh Opposition Activists Barred From Travelling To Europe

Two prominent Kazakh pro-reform activists have been barred from leaving the country to meet with European Parliament officials.

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Kazakh Officials Say Attacks Linked To Presidential Opponent Averted

Kazakh authorities say security forces have thwarted a planned series of "terrorist" attacks, which investigators have linked to exiled banker Mukhtar Ablyazov, a leading opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbaev.

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Kazakh Activists Rally In Almaty

Hundreds of Kazakh activists held a rally in Almaty on March 24 to mark the 100th day since riots in Zhanaozen, in western Kazakhstan.

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Kazakh Play Indirectly References Zhanaozen Violence

Kazakh authorities have permitted a dissident theater director to stage a play that indirectly addresses the problems in the western town of Zhanaozen, where at least 16 people were shot dead by police in mid-December.

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Kazakh President Says State University Bearing His Name Could Be Privatized

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev said a state university in Astana bearing his name could be privatized.

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Kazakh Authorities Amnesty Six Zhanaozen Clash Suspects

Authorities in Kazakhstan have amnestied six suspects who were detained for alleged involvement in the December violence in the western town of Zhanaozen.

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Kazakh Rights Activist Released From Jail

Kazakh rights activist Yevgeny Zhovtis, freed after 2 1/2 years in prison thanks to an amnesty, has expressed support for other political activists and journalists being held in detention centers and prisons in Kazakhstan.

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Jailed Kazakh Opposition Activist Denied Early Release

A court in Kazakhstan's northwestern city of Aqtobe has denied release on parole to opposition activist Aidos Sadyqov, saying that "he still considers himself not guilty" and had broken rules at the prison camp.

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Jailed Kazakh Opposition Leader's Wife Says His Rights Violated

The wife of the jailed chairman of Kazakhstan's unregistered opposition Algha (Forward) party says her husband's rights as a prisoner are being violated.

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Kazakh Opposition Party Under Pressure

Leaders of Kazakhstan's unregistered opposition Algha (Forward) party have been summoned to face the National Security Committee.

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U.S. Official Says Kazakh Pledge To Liberalize 'Largely Unmet'

A high-ranking U.S. State Department official says at an event to mark two decades of Kazakh independence that Kazakhstan's promises to reform its political system and uphold human rights remain "largely unmet."

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Hundreds Of Kazakh Opposition Supporters Rally In Almaty

Just hours later, three officials from the opposition All-National Social Democratic Party (OSDP) were handed jail sentences, while one was fined, for organizing the rally.

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Kazakh President Gives Annual Address

President Nursultan Nazarbaev has instructed Kazakhstan's government to develop a new strategy against corruption.

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Kazakh President: Curfew To End In Restive Town

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev says he does not plan to prolong the curfew in the restive town of Zhanaozen beyond its scheduled end at the end of January.

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Kazakh Opposition Protests Arrests

Kazakhstan's opposition has issued a new call for the country's leadership to halt "political repression."

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Kazakh Opposition Leaders Fined For 'Unsanctioned Gathering'

The leaders of the Kazakh opposition Social Democratic Azat (Freedom) party have been fined for holding an unsanctioned public gathering.

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Kazakh Opposition Protests Election Results

Some 200 opposition activists and supporters have rallied in the Kazakh city of Almaty to protest the results of the January 15 parliamentary elections.

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Kazakh TV Station's Journalists Complain Of Police Harassment

Journalists from the independent online television station Stan-TV say police in the restive city of Zhanaozen are hindering the media's work.

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Kazakh President Says Elections Needed In Restive City

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev has vetoed a decision to cancel parliamentary elections in the western city of Zhanaozen.

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Kazakh Opposition Accuses Government Of Smear Campaign

One of Kazakhstan's main opposition parties has accused the Kazakh government of conducting a smear campaign ahead of this week's parliamentary elections.

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Kazakh Activists Urge Release Of Jailed Journalist

Several Kazakh activists gathered at a prison in southern Kazakhstan today to demand the release of journalist Ramazan Esergepov.

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Kazakh President Extends State Of Emergency In Oil City

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has issued a decree extending until January 31 a state of emergency in the western oil city of Zhanaozen, where at least 16 people were killed in violent clashes last month.

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Kazakh City Under Security, Information Lockdown Following Deadly Riots

Officials are claiming that calm has been restored in Zhanaozen, the scene of deadly riots in western Kazakhstan last week. But based on the trickle of information coming from the city, it's an eerie calm at best.

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Kazakh 'Public Commission' Not Allowed To Visit Restive Cities

Members of a newly established public commission tasked with investigating deadly shootings in western Kazakhstan have been prevented from visiting the cities of Zhetibai and Zhanaozen

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Kazakh Activist Jailed For Protesting Deadly Clashes

A Kazakh opposition activist has been jailed for 15 days for protesting against violence that claimed at least 14 lives in the country's western oil-producing region.

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Kazakh President Rejects 'People's Hero' Award

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev today told journalists he would refuse to accept the "People's Hero" award but said he had no objection to December 1 being marked as the "Day of the First President of Kazakhstan

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Kazakh Leader Visits Future Site Of Central Asia's 'Largest Mosque'

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has visited the construction site in Astana of what officials say will be Central Asia's largest mosque.

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Kazakh President To Get 'People's Hero' Award

Kazakhstan's government has approved a proposal to give President Nursultan Nazarbaev the People's Hero (Halyk Kakharmany) award when the country marks 20 years of independence on December 16.

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Kazakh Activist Sues Court For Wrongful Imprisonment

A Kazakh activist has filed a lawsuit against a court in Almaty, claiming she was wrongfully imprisoned earlier this year.

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Kazakh President Dissolves Parliament, Calls Early Elections

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called early parliamentary elections for January 15-16.

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Kazakh Jailed For Journalist's Murder Ends Hunger Strike

A Kazakh man convicted of murdering an independent Kyrgyz journalist has ended the hunger strike he started by sewing his mouth shut nearly two weeks ago.

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Kazakh Officials Say Terrorist Group Involved In Atyrau Bombings

The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office says that four alleged members of a terrorist group called Jund Al-Khilafah (Soldiers of the Caliphate) were responsible for bombings in the western city of Atyrau on October 31.

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Kazakh Officials Detain Suspect In Oil Worker's Killing

Police in western Kazakhstan say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a striking oil worker.

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Jailed Kazakh Activist's Request For Early Release Rejected

A Kazakh opposition activist jailed on hooliganism charges has been turned down for early release.

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