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Kazakhstan and the OSCE

Below is a cut of RA’s interview with Al-Jazeera on Kazakhstan:

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Robert Amsterdam, an international human rights lawyer, said: “Kazakhstan violates the very prescriptions the OSCE believes it needs to deliver to the region.

“Kazakhstan is a one-man state, with a one-party legislature dominated by [Nursultan] Nazarbayev [Kazakhstan’s president].

“The president himself has faced massive investigations for fraud, corruption and kickbacks.

They [Kazakhstan] have never had a democratic election, or anything that would appear like it.

“One can go on and on about the reasons why this country virtually defies every defining aspect of the OSCE.”