The chief editor of a Kazakh opposition newspaper has filed a lawsuit against the National Security Committee (KNB) for not allowing him to fly to a conference in Europe.
The heads of several media outlets in Kazakhstan have been replaced following a statement by an exiled businessman accusing President Nursultan Nazarbaev of embezzlement.
Two schools in Kazakhstan are being sued by teachers and parents over their switch from Russian to Kazakh as the language of instruction.
In recent years the number of schools in Kazakhstan offering Kazakh-language curriculum has seen a slow but steady rise. This means that some students accustomed to studying in Russian must find a new place to hang their book bags.
RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports there are ongoing clashes between police and an armed group in Kazakhstan's Aktobe region, in the west of the country.
A Kazakh sugar factory has refused to reinstate 15 laid-off workers despite a local court order.
Seven Kazakh prison guards have been found guilty of torturing 26 prisoners last year at a penitentiary in northern Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyz National Security Committee spokesman Nurlanbek Toktaliev said Gunesh Yilmaz was arrested while trying to cross the border into Kazakhstan on June 6, in contravention of a Kyrgyz court order on connection with assault charges.
Several Kazakh opposition parties and nongovernmental organizations have announced the formation of the Popular Front movement, which they say will take part in the next parliamentary elections.
Witnesses who live in Kyrgyzstan have refused to come to the Kazakh city of Almaty for the trial of three people accused of killing an independent Kyrgyz journalist.
Jailed Kazakh journalist Ramazan Esergepov has been named a recipient of a Hellman-Hammett Grant for 2011.
The wives of several prisoners in the northern Kazakh town of Granitny say their husbands were severely beaten by prison authorities on June 24.