Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

Kazahk Activist Imprisoned For Insulting Putin

The Independent reports: A man in Kazakhstan has been sentenced to three years in prison for insulting Vladimir Putin, reports suggest. Sanat Dosov, a businessman and activist, was found guilty of breaching a Kazahk law that bans the incitement of “national hatred” and will now have to serve his sentence in a penal colony. Dosov is alleged to have posted ...

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KAZAKHSTAN: Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill Struck Down To Save 2022 Olympics Bid

Via Eurasianet: Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council has struck down a controversial law that would have outlawed “propaganda” of homosexuality to minors, amid signs the legislation was damaging the country’s bid to host the Winter Olympics. The law was “not in line with the constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan” the Vlast.kz website quoted the Constitutional Council (which rules on the legality ...

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KAZAKHSTAN: Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Recriminalize Homosexuality

Kazakhstan, which has already seen an attempt to copy Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda,” might be taking things a step further. Kazakhstan’s Parliament deputy Bakhytbek Smagul has suggested drafting a law to ban same-sex relationships in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports from the plenary meeting of the Majilis (lower chamber of the Parliament). “I believe it necessary not only to enhance the ...

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Kazakhstan Might Copy Russia’s Law

The parliament of Kazakhstan may soon consider its own version of Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda.” Kazakhstan parliament wants to follow in Russia’s footsteps and put through a bill banning homosexuality ‘propaganda’ in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports. MPs believe that Kazakhstan needs a law that would route out gay-clubs and ban LGBT community’s pride parades. Member of the Majilis (the Lower ...

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