Kazakhstan Two top State Department officials are visiting Central Asia this week to push the Bush administration's call for democracy, human rights and improved labor relations in the region. In Kazakhstan, officials swear allegiance to American-style law and order. But citizens point to high-profile cases of human rights abuses. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.
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Two top State Department officials are visiting Central Asia this week to push the Bush administration's call for democracy, human rights and improved labor relations in the region. In Kazakhstan, officials swear allegiance to American-style law and order. But citizens point to high-profile cases of human rights abuses. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.