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Kazakhstan - Independent newspaper editor held by security agency

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the detention of Igor Vinyavsky (Игорь Винявский), the editor of the independent newspaper Vzglyad, since 23 January and calls for his immediate release. Arrested in Almaty at the end of a series of raids on the offices of several independent news media, Vinyavsky has been charged under article 170 of the criminal code with distributing leaflets calling for the government's overthrow. The charge carries a possible five-year jail sentence. Mikhail Sizov, the (...)

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