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Kazakhstan - Provincial newspaper editor scapegoated in political case

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The authorities in the northeastern province of Pavlodar have decided that Yaroslav Golyshkin, a local newspaper editor held since May after investigating a rape case allegedly involving the governor's son, will spend at least another month in pre-trial detention. Golyshkin is facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of blackmail, extortion and inciting a minor to commit crime. Golyshkin's pre-trial detention was due to end today, but it came as no surprise that, on 5 September, the (...)

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