Human Rights Watch - World Report: Events of 2013 ©

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published annual report for 2013. In the section about Kazakhstan, Human Rights Watch, notes that "Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record continued to deteriorate in 2013, with authorities cracking down on free speech and dissent through misuse of overly broad laws. Authorities maintain strict controls on freedom of assembly and religion. Despite flawed trials, courts upheld the prison sentences of people convicted in the aftermath of violent clashes in December 2011 between police and people in the western oil town of Zhanaozen.

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