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Police in Kazakhstan Shut Down News Conference

Authorities in Almaty, Kazakhstan shut down a news conference Friday called by activists who were discussing plans for protests in the city against land reforms. Police detained about a dozen activists outside Almaty's Press Club. The incident follows protests across the country against government plans to privatize farmland beginning on July 1, 2016. Although public protests are rare in Kazakhstan, hundreds have rallied in several cities since Sunday (April 24), out of fear...

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