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Kazakhstan must not muzzle media outlets

Headline Title:  Kazakhstan must not muzzle media outlets 22 November 2012 The Kazakhstani authorities must not use “extremism” as a pretext to muzzle freedom of the press, Amnesty International said today after an attempt by the General Prosecutor’s Office to close down some 40 opposition media outlets and websites.On Wednesday the Almaty city Prosecutor filed a court complaint seeking to close down almost all remaining independent and opposition media – accusing them of being “extremist”, inciting social discord and threatening national security.Amnesty International echoes the concerns…

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