For the ethnic Kazakhs caught up in China’s brutal repression campaign in Xinjiang, their national government, once a source of some hope, offers little support.
Emma Svoboda is a student at Harvard Law School interested in foreign policy and human rights. A former teacher, she has lived in Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and French Guiana.
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A new strongman takes power in Kyrgyzstan, while former President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s heir cements his control over Kazakhstan’s government.