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Kazakh-Spanish documentary wins Jakarta film festival award

A Kazakh-Spanish film about Soviet-era Spaniards held prisoners in a labor camp on the territory of present day Kazakhstan has won an award at the Jakarta Film Festival.

Kazakh-Spanish documentary wins Jakarta film festival award
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The Forgotten of Karaganda awarded at California Film Awards

Kazakhstani-Spanish The Forgotten of Karaganda documentary film has been awarded at the California Film Awards as the Best Documentary,

The Forgotten of Karaganda awarded at California Film Awards
Five Guantanamo prisoners released to Kazakhstan
Five Guantanamo prisoners released to Kazakhstan

Five Guantanamo detainees have been released to Kazakhstan.

Five Guantanamo prisoners released to Kazakhstan
American freed by N.Korea arrives back in US
American freed by N.Korea arrives back in US

An American held hostage for six months in North Korea arrived home after his surprise release.

American freed by N.Korea arrives back in US
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Kazakshtan Majilis ratifies extradition agreement with Italy

Kazakhstan Parliament’s lower chamber, the Majilis, has ratified the Agreement on Extradition of Convicts between Kazakhstan and Italy.

Kazakshtan Majilis ratifies extradition agreement with Italy
Flavio Sidagni before and after his prison term. Photos courtesy of La Republica and Il Post
Italian ex-top manager released on parole to stay in Kazakhstan

Italian citizen Flavio Sidagni who was released on parole in August will stay in Kazakhstan.

Italian ex-top manager released on parole to stay in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan allocates $13 million for electronic tagging

Kazakhstan has recently introduced changes to the Criminal Code. In this regard, the state will allocate $13 million for electronic tagging devices for monitoring convicts.

Kazakhstan allocates $13 million for electronic tagging
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63 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike: lawyer

Sixty-three Palestinian prisoners have suspended the hunger strike which they have observed in Israeli jails since late April, one of their lawyers said.

63 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike: lawyer
Senator Dianne Feinstein. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron
White House apologizes to lawmakers over prisoner swap

The White House apologized for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators said Tuesday, as controversy grew over the issue.

White House apologizes to lawmakers over prisoner swap
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No beard for convicts: Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Interior Affairs suggested introducing new regulations considering the appearance of convicts into the New Criminal Code.

No beard for convicts: Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan
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Kazakh father of Boston prisoner granted US Visa

Amir Ismagulov, the father of Azamat Tazhayakov, a Kazakhstani student arrested in Boston, has finally received his visa after 45 days of waiting.

Kazakh father of Boston prisoner granted US Visa
Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea
Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea

Brainwashed from birth, under constant surveillance, cowed by the all-embracing state and facing the spectre of disappearing forever in its vast network of camps if they step out of line.

Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea
Asel Abdygapparova. Photo a courtesy of express-k.kz
Kazakhstani sentenced to life imprisonment in US facing retrial

Kazakhstan national Asel Abdygapparova convicted for life in prison in the US is awaiting retrial and possible reduction of jail sentence.

Kazakhstani sentenced to life imprisonment in US facing retrial
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Kazakhstan has highest incarceration rate in Central Asia

Kazakhstan has the highest incarceration rate in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan has highest incarceration rate in Central Asia
Obama signs defense, budget bills into law
Obama signs defense, budget bills into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday the compromise US budget bill recently negotiated by feuding lawmakers and a massive defense measure that takes a step toward ultimate closure of Guantanamo.

Obama signs defense, budget bills into law
Israel says to free Palestinians and build more settlements
Israel says to free Palestinians and build more settlements

Israel will announce plans for new settlement construction next week, coinciding with the release of a third batch of Palestinian prisoners as part of peace talks, an official said Thursday.

Israel says to free Palestinians and build more settlements
An electronic monitoring ankle-bracelet. ©Reuters
Kazakhstan mulls production of monitoring ankle-bracelets

Kazakhstan is considering setting up production of electronic monitoring ankle-bracelets in one of its prisons.

Kazakhstan mulls production of monitoring ankle-bracelets
General view of the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg. ©Reuters/Vincent Kessler
Victims fear release of Spain rapists, killers under rights law

Spanish courts are releasing serial rapists and killers under a European human rights ruling, terrifying their victims as authorities warn the convicts risk reoffending.

Victims fear release of Spain rapists, killers under rights law
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo© Danial Okasov
Nazarbayev ratifies treaty with China on transfer of convicted Kazakhstanis

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified the treaty with China on transferring Kazakhstani convicts to Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev ratifies treaty with China on transfer of convicted Kazakhstanis
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Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study