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Kazakhstan - Theatre director freed but journalist still held

Reporters without borders
Theatre director and activist Bolat Atabaev was released yesterday evening in the western city of Aktau but was able to spend just a few moments speaking to journalists outside the prison before having to rush off to catch a flight to Almaty. Atabaev, 60, was freed after prosecutors finally dropped the charges against him and reclassified him as a “witness” rather than co-defendant in the case against the journalist Janbolat Mamai, who continues to be detained. Atabaev is due to give a news (...)

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