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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Koshe Party activists handing out information leaflets in Nursultan, Kazakhstan’s capital, before the unregistered group was banned by court order. February 18, 2020. © 2020 Saniya Toiken, RFE/RL (Berlin) – Authorities in Kazakhstan have targeted at least 135 people across the country with criminal investigations and prosecutions for alleged participation in banned “extremist” political opposition groups, Human Rights Watch said today. Over the last three years, the authorities have increased their misuse of vague and overbroad criminal charges relating to the crime…


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