Steven Hermans

I am a freelance writer focusing on Central Asia, and I provide in-depth information on travel in the region on my blog Caravanistan.

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Kazakhstan: Western ‘Meddling’ in Controversial Trial Condemned

  20 September 2012

Three opposition leaders accused of active participation in the 2011 Zhanaozen violence now stand trial in Kazakhstan. While Western NGO's and journalists condemn the trial as unfair, Kazakhstan's bloggers have little sympathy for the opposition leaders. They support the government's strong-hand approach and criticize what they see as attempts by Western governments and organizations to meddle in Kazakhstan's internal affairs.