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New Religions Law not related to events in Aktobe and Atyrau: Head of Religions Agency

It is not related to the latest events in Aktobe and Atyrau oblasts: Lama Sharif.

New Religions Law not related to events in Aktobe and Atyrau: Head of Religions Agency
Praying in public offices may be banned in Kazakhstan
Praying in public offices may be banned in Kazakhstan

Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion Kairat Lama Sharif confirmed that the new religious law imposes fines for praying in public offices.

Praying in public offices may be banned in Kazakhstan
Bekbolat Tleukhan. Vesti.kz stock photo
Kazakh MP asked to ban Kazakh women from showing belly-buttons

A discussion between Majilis deputy and Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion during presentation of the draft law "On religious activities and religious institutions".

Kazakh MP asked to ban Kazakh women from showing belly-buttons
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Religious literature imported into Kazakhstan to undergo check-ups

Religious literature that enters Kazakhstan is to be sent for theology check-up by customs authorities: Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion.

Religious literature imported into Kazakhstan to undergo check-ups
Kazakhstan does not have enough theology experts
Kazakhstan does not have enough theology experts

Draft law "On religious activities and religious institutions" has been presented to the lower chamber of Kazakhstan Parliament.

Kazakhstan does not have enough theology experts
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Russian Orthodox Church and Vatican will approve their viceroys in Kazakhstan with local authorities

MP Tito Syzdykov told Tengrinews.kz about the draft law "On religious activities and religious institutions" that is currently being prepared for the Parliament’s review.

Russian Orthodox Church and Vatican will approve their viceroys in Kazakhstan with local authorities
Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Kazakhstan law enforcement authority eradicated extremist group in Atyrau

The group planned terrorist attacks in Atyrau Oblast and other regions of the country.

Kazakhstan law enforcement authority eradicated extremist group in Atyrau
Kazakh judges may be admitted to the International Association of Judges in September
Kazakh judges may be admitted to the International Association of Judges in September

Representatives of over 70 countries will decide whether to admit Kazakh judges into this prominent organization.

Kazakh judges may be admitted to the International Association of Judges in September
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Nazarbayev to fire 52 judges within 10 days

Judge is the apex of any lawyer’s career and it is very hard to carry this load: Chairman of the Supreme Court.

Nazarbayev to fire 52 judges within 10 days
RIA Novosti©
Senate passes draft law to regulate production and sales of petroleum products

The draft law seeks to set fixed prices for certain types of petroleum products of importance to socially vulnerable groups of population.

Senate passes draft law to regulate production and sales of petroleum products
Yermukhamet Yertysbayev. By Yaroslav Radlovsky©
Yertysbayev does not understand the Senate's decision to reject draft law on Afghanistan

Yertysbayev thinks that the Senate's decision to dismiss the draft resolution to send troops to Afghanistan does not contradict general directions of Kazakhstan's current policy.

Yertysbayev does not understand the Senate's decision to reject draft law on Afghanistan
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi©
Examination confirmed Valeriy Tolmachev mentally sick

An Italian psychiatrist Marasco made a statement that Valeriy Tolmachev suffers from mental disorder.

Examination confirmed Valeriy Tolmachev mentally sick
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Legislation liberalization will help Kazakh business

Almaty Entrepreneurs Association Viktor Yambayev calls the government to liberalize business environment, lower taxes, clarify legislations.

Legislation liberalization will help Kazakh business
REUTERS-Romeo Ranoco©
Kazakhstan ranks №9 in the world by incoming migrants flow

A round table on migration was held in Almaty. 134 thousand of foreign citizens currently work in Almaty.

Kazakhstan ranks №9 in the world by incoming migrants flow
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi©
Kazakh diplomat Tolmachev charged with hijacking

The first pretrial investigation hearing on Valeriy Tolmachev took place on April 26 in Civitavecchia, Italy. The hearing presided by Italian pretrial judge was also attended by prosecutor and Tolmachev’s attorney Ivana Manni.

Kazakh diplomat Tolmachev charged with hijacking
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Capital punishment in Central Asia discussed in Astana

International conference on capital punishment in Central Asia held in Astana to discuss abolishment and transition challenges.

Capital punishment in Central Asia discussed in Astana
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Unarmed Kazakh shot dead by US police officer

A young cook from Kazakhstan identified by friends as Kirill Suchin was shot dead in Portsmouth, Virginia, for banging on the door. The officer is being investigated.

Unarmed Kazakh shot dead by US police officer
Photo ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Kazakh traffic police to use residents' vehicles

The law that will allow traffic policemen on duty to use residents' vehicles is going to be drafted in 2012 in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh traffic police to use residents' vehicles
Photo courtesy of nnm.ru
Kazakhstan to humanize its penal code

For certain types of economic crimes, greater fines will be introduced as an alternative to deprivation of freedom.

Kazakhstan to humanize its penal code
©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Temirtau company fined for environamental damage

According to Temirtau Prosecutor's office, Bassel Group LLS was fined $30 thousand for ecological damage.

Temirtau company fined for environamental damage