Friday, July 25, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

More Kazakh Land-Seizure Protests

Several women and their children are demonstrating for a third day against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government.
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Concerns Over Health Of Kazakh Lawyer In Psychiatric Clinic

The health of Kazakh lawyer Zinaida Mukhortova, who was forcibly put into a psychiatric clinic, is reportedly deteriorating.
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Kyrgyzstan Sentences Bakiev To Life

Former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has been sentenced to life in prison in absentia for involvement in the 2010 killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him.
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Kyrgyz State TV-Radio Chief Resigns

The general director of Kyrgyzstan's National Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation (KTRK) has resigned.
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Kazakh Lawyer Jailed For Hitting Judge With Fly Swatter

A Kazakh court sentenced a local lawyer to three years in jail on July 24 for hitting a judge with a fly swatter.
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Kazakhs Continue Land Confiscation Protest

Several women and their children are continuing a demonstration against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government.
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Kyrgyzstan Says Customs Union Member Next Year

Kyrgyzstan says it will join the Russia-led Customs Union in 2015 but will need five years to fully complete the process.
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Tajikistan Launches Its Own Social-Networking Site

Tajikistan has launched a new social-networking site expected to become an alternative to the Russian site odnoklassniki.ru, which had been inaccessible to many in Tajikistan since July 18.
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Kyrgyz Premier Concerned Uzbekistan Will Not Deliver Gas

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev has called on citizens and businesses to prepare to use coal instead of natural gas during the upcoming winter.
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