The religious liberty advocacy website, Forum 18, has published several stories on the status of religious liberty in both Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan:
UPDATE: Latest story on Forum 18 (Oct 29), including information that Makset is now in solitary confinement.
A detailed story concerning Makset’s latest detention in Kazakhstan
A series of articles concerning religious liberty violations in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan
Other articles on Makset:
Other links concerning Central Asia: