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January 8, 2021
Kazakh political exile Khrapunov gets asylum in Switzerland

Kazakh political exile Khrapunov gets asylum in Switzerland

Prominent Kazakh political figure Viktor Khrapunov has been granted asylum in Switzerland, as has his ex-wife. The pair would risk unfair treatment back in Kazakhstan, the Federal Administrative […]
November 21, 2019
Swiss dismiss Kazakh money laundering case

Swiss dismiss Kazakh money laundering case

The Office of the Attorney General of Geneva has closed an investigation into suspected money laundering in a case involving Viktor Khrapunov, the former mayor of Kazakhstan’s largest […]
November 20, 2019
Tages-Anzeiger

Maurer on the Eve of a Delicate Trip to Kazakhstan. Switzerland Sends Kazakhstan Packing

P.1 Maurer on the Eve of a Delicate Trip to Kazakhstan The Kazakh affair. The Swiss judiciary draws a line under the so-called “Kazakh affair” after seven years […]
September 13, 2018
Parliamentary immunity lied in alleged corruption case

Parliamentary immunity lied in alleged corruption case

A former Swiss parliamentarian has been stripped of his immunity, paving the way for a legal investigation into corruption allegations over lobbying efforts by Kazakhstan. It is a […]
March 17, 2015
Swiss parliamentarians resist transparency

Swiss parliamentarians resist transparency

A former Swiss ambassador secretly lobbying for Kazakhstan’s interests inside the government building; or a Swedish arms factory’s nebulous attempt to influence Switzerland’s order for fighter jets: both […]
February 3, 2015
Mediapart

How Sarkozy’s former spy chief worked on behalf of Kazakhstan

On Wednesday March 4th, France’s top appeal court ruled that billionaire Kazakh opposition politician and former banker Mukhtar Ablyazov could be extradited over an alleged six-billion-euro fraud. Meanwhile, […]
July 19, 2014
Nazarbaev, your friend-dictator

Nazarbaev, your friend-dictator

After communism fell, the majority of the republics of the former Soviet Union developed according to a similar pattern. Due to the lack of truly democratic stable regimes, […]
May 28, 2014
“Wanna ride?”

“Wanna ride?”

Kok Zhailyau ski resort – a project of President’s daughter Dinara Kulibaeva. As is known Kok Zhailyau ski resort construction is going to start in the first quarter […]
May 23, 2014
Республика

How the Kazakh security services tried to use “live bait” to catch Khrapunov

Translation of: Как казахские спецслужбы ловили Храпунова на «живца» Source:: Original publication, PDF
May 18, 2014
Leila Khrapunova

Life-guardsmen of Nazarbaev

Agency for Fighting Corruption – a repressive machine guarding the interests of the main corruptionist of Kazakhstan. (Part II) In the first part of the article I elaborated […]