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  • KGS/USD = 0.01137 0%
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  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
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  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
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  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09272 -0.11%
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  • KGS/USD = 0.01137 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09272 -0.11%
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Kazakhstan: President suggests reforming rules on protests, political parties

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on December 20 suggested watering down the country’s legislation regulating public gatherings and political parties. Addressing the National Council for Social Trust advisory body, Tokayev said that the current provision requiring public protests and other rallies to be approved by officials beforehand should be dropped, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported. However, organizers should still give notice to the authorities. Tokayev also suggested to simplify the process for creating political parties in order to pave the way for the election of opposition figures in parliament, which is currently composed by members of the ruling Nur-Otan party and other pro-government politicians. The minimum number of people required to set up a new party would be decreased from 40,000 to 20,000, according to the president. He also said he wants to decriminalize hate speech and libel, which he said should be administrative offenses. If approved, the proposed changes would soften some key restrictions on political freedom in the country. Kazakhstan’s leadership is often criticized by human rights groups for not allowing real political opposition and for suppressing dissent and free media. Tokayev, 66, became president after his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation in March after ruling the country for nearly 30 years. Nazarbayev, 79, continues to control social, economic, and political spheres by leading Nur-Otan and the influential Security Council. On December 20, he traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, to represent his country at a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Kazakhstan: Activists mark Independence Day with unsanctioned protests

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Dozens of Kazakh opposition and civil rights activists have gathered in the center of the capital, Nur-Sultan, and the country’s biggest city, Almaty, to call for more rights and demand that all political prisoners be released, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. Continue reading

Tajikistan: Jailed lawyer’s prison term shortened as part of mass amnesty

DUSHANBE (TCA) — The 28-year prison sentence of jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov has been shortened as part of a recent mass amnesty in Tajikistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported. Continue reading

Kazakhstan: Activists receive parole-like restrictions for supporting banned opposition group

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (TCA) — Four Kazakh activists have been sentenced to one year of freedom limitation — a sentence with parole-like restrictions — for supporting a banned opposition movement, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported. Continue reading

Belarus rejects Tajikistan’s extradition request for opposition activist

DUSHANBE (TCA) — Belarusian authorities have decided not to extradite opposition activist and journalist Farhod Odinaev to his native Tajikistan, where he is wanted for alleged membership in a banned organization and supporting extremism, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported. Continue reading

Tajikistan labels EU-based opposition alliance as terrorist organization

DUSHANBE (TCA) — Tajikistan's Supreme Court has labeled the National Alliance of Tajikistan (PMT) — a group uniting several opposition movements and parties based in the European Union — as a terrorist and extremist organization, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported. Continue reading

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