Kazakhstan: space for civil society shrinking?
- Written by Joanna Lillis
ASTANA (TCA) — Governments in many post-Soviet states, including Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, consider foreign-funded NGOs a threat to national interests and a fifth column, taking repressive measures against them and civil society activism in general. Now such measures target two NGOs in Kazakhstan which are critical of the government’s policies. We are republishing this article by Joanna Lillis on the issue, originally published by EurasiaNet.org: