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Kazakhstan - Prosecutor wants to close opposition weekly down for good

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial system's harassment of the opposition weekly Pravdivaya Gazeta. In a case that opened on 12 February and is due to resume shortly, a prosecutor in Bostandyk, a district of the business capital, Almaty, is seeking the newspaper's permanent closure on the grounds that it has been convicted of three offences in less than a year. “This judicial persecution of Pravdivaya Gazeta constitutes an unacceptable violation of freedom of information,” said (...)

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