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Government honours journalists but still holding newspaper editor after six months

Despite celebrating its “Festival of Journalists” on 28 June, Kazakhstan continues to hold Ramazan Esergepov, the owner and editor of the weekly Alma Ata Info, and is now trying him behind closed doors on a charge of publishing classified documents without letting him be defended by the lawyer of his choice. He faces a possible five-year jail sentence. Reporters Without Borders was outraged when Esergepov was arrested by members of the National Security Committee (KNB) while hospitalised in (...)

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