Actually, it looks like I’ve misunderstood the LJ/Kazakhstan timeline. It’s more like this:
– Oct. 2008: Kazakhstan blocks livejournal
– 8. Nov 2010: Livejournal suspends the account of rakhataliev, a critic of the Kazakh president and ex-husband of his daughter
– 15. Nov 2010: Kazakhstan unblocks Livejournal
Which puts things in a very different light. It’s pretty hard to look at that timeline without suspecting some kind of tit-for-tat between LJ and the Kazakh authorities.