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The prosecutor’s office in the northern Kostanai region said on June 30 that local residents have received calls to participate in the war in Ukraine over the past few months. Participating in a conflict abroad is a crime in Kazakhstan and the people ...
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The Svea Court of Appeal in Sweden had ruled in January that the claimants, the so-called Stati Parties, could collect funds and assets for $75 million that the bailiff had previously collected from the government of Kazakhstan. The court had also ordered ...
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The leniency of the judge's decision stemmed from considering Nurtayev's prolonged stalking of his ex-wife as a state of passion. Having been secluded in a pre-trial detention center since mid-October, Nurtayev will soon be released. The days served in ...
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This is not the first time that Taldykol has saved the city from tragedy. During the years of Asharshylyk (Kazakh for “famine”), two dire periods in the 1920s and 1930s, local residents survived thanks to fish and eggs they could find at Taldykol. The ...
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Nearly one and a half years have passed since Qandy Qantar (Kazakh for “Bloody January”) shocked Kazakhstan and the world community. The official narrative around the events - a violent attempt to seize power by terrorists - has been widely contested, and ...
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Tokayev has used the National Kurultai platform to voice the country’s ideological principles. At the June 17 meeting he introduced the concept of “responsible citizen”, urging Kazakhstanis to hold high moral standards for their country and families. ...
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Earlier this month, the Norwegian State Broadcaster (NRK) reported that the municipality of Sør-Varanger in Norway’s northernmost province of Finnmark is mulling over the possibility of canceling its “twin town” agreement with Pechenga, a town across the ...
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Kazakhstan’s ministry of justice said on June 13 that it signed documents to return the assets of Jusan Group to local jurisdiction. This statement comes against the backdrop of a series of disputes against the group, which owns Jusan Bank, a mid-sized ...
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This year, the first fire in the Semey Ormany reserve had already occurred on May 22. The fire spread from the Russian territory, where wildfires were raging. A few days before, the ministry of emergency situations reassured the population that they were ...
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The Human Rights Alliance in Support of Fundamental Rights is an association of Kazakhstani human rights advocates, established on 14 January 2022 at the initiative of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law. Bakytzhan ...
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A court in Almaty sentenced on June 7 seven law enforcement officials for having tortured to death Zhasulan Anafiyayev, who was at the time suspected of having participated in the January 2022 urban protests known as Qandy Qantar. The Expert Independent ...
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A few years later, I realized that with this date change, I was now born before the birthday of my hometown. This caused an internal dissonance, a personal contradiction that was augmented in 2019 when Astana was even renamed after Nazarbayev. Nazarbayev’ ...
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Representatives of the Chamber visited Almaty on Tuesday and scheduled a trip to Astana in the following days, when the delegation will participate in a meeting of the Foreign Investment Council with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Astana ...
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Atyrau has long been known for its ecological problems. There is also an insufficiency of potable water and urban infrastructure in the city and throughout the region. A socio-economic malaise afflicts the local population. All of these problems should be ...
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The summit took place on June 2-3 in Cholpon-Ata, a touristic town on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul, one of the world’s deepest lakes. There, in the summer of 2022, Central Asian leaders held a regional summit to discuss cooperation amid geopolitical ...
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Snezhana Imasheva, an MP from the ruling Amanat party, said on May 31 that the articles on personal liability for insulting former President Nursultan Nazarbayev should be struck off of the Criminal Code. The parliament struck off the special law “On the ...
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In the framework of his two-day visit to Kazakhstan, O’Brien traveled to Astana and Almaty to hold talks with government officials and representatives of the private sector in an effort “to understand where sanctions are working and where they are not ...
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Mr Šefčovič, the purpose of your visit to Kazakhstan is meant to take first steps in implementing the Strategic Partnership Roadmap. What are the areas of cooperation that you will discuss? The geopolitical challenges arising from Russia’s illegal ...
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Tokayev spoke at a plenary panel among the leaders of Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, the other members of the nine-year-old Eurasian Economic Union. While part of his speech hinged on the usual boilerplate diplomatic lingo, at one point his ...
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TEK-Kazakhstan, a company serving as a trading house, was sentenced to pay a fine of 1.1 billion tenge (around $24.5 million) and to return illegally obtained funds totaling 579 million tenge (around $1.3 million). TEK is affiliated with Timur Kulibayev, ...