By Alima Bissenova (1/19/2011 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Russian police kill 4 in Dagestan
By Alima Bissenova (12/22/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Baku-Ceyhan pipeline resumes operation after Dec 7 shutdown 9 December The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline has resumed operation after it shutdown on December 7 owing to a leak on the Turkish segment, BP-Azerbaijan told Interfax. Botas, the operator of the Turkish segment of the pipeline, blamed the leak on an attempt to illegally tap into the pipeline. "Oil transportation on the pipeline resumed on Wednesday evening.
By Alima Bissenova (8/20/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)
ASTANA PRESSURING FOREIGN ENERGY MAJORS
By Alima Bissenova (7/24/2010 issue of the CACI Analyst)Tajik court reopens case against Jehovah’s witnesses8 July A Tajik justice official says a criminal case has been reopened against 17 Jehovah's Witnesses for fomenting religious hatred, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports. Jamhur Jiyanov, an aide to the prosecutor in the northern Sughd Province, told RFE/RL on July 7 that investigators from the State Security Committee had launched a preliminary investigation under Article 189 of the Criminal Code on "promoting religious or ethnic hatred." If found guilty, the suspects could face prison terms of between five and 12 years.
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