Susan Corke, director for Eurasia programs at Freedom House, testified before the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe about Kazakhstan’s growing instability. Kazakhstan has failed to galvanize human rights reform more than a year after assuming chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The recent crackdown on protests and political dissents indicates that the Kazakh government sees itself as vulnerable. Corke laid out key recommendations, including supporting civil society, holding Kazakh authorities to their international obligations and pressing the Kazakh government to allow political pluralism.
Read the testimony here.