Internet Shutdown Pushback in Kazakhstan 

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August 30, 2023

In August 2023, a coalition of Kazakh and foreign human rights organizations and experts launched a petition urging Astana to cancel legislation that allows the government to block or slow access to the Internet.

In the petition, demands that “the authorities guarantee uninterrupted and secure access to the internet for all residents of the country… We call on the authorities to uphold their obligations to protect human rights in the digital environment and not resort to such harmful practices.” Specifically, they ask that Kazakhstan’s legislation be brought into line with international standards, such as excluding from Article 15 of the Law on State of Emergency the ability of the government to impose restrictions on the Internet.

Via The Diplomat