Human rights in Kazakhstan continue to be repressed. Peaceful protests are continuously restricted, activists regularly imprisoned or persecuted, and opposition movements arduously suppressed. According to the Freedom House World Report of 2019, Kazakhstan has an aggregate freedom score of 22 out of 100, where 100 means being the freest. This locates Kazakhstan among the not free countries. This score is the projection of three sub-scores: freedom rating, which ranks 6 out 7 along a scale where 1 represents the freest and 7 the least free; political rights, which registers a score of 7 out of 7 along the same type of scale and civil liberties, 5 out of 7. Independent media in Kazakhstan continues to be restricted, as well as the right to assemble and to protest. Activists are regularly imprisoned or persecuted, and opposition movements arduously suppressed.
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