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Kazakhstan: Opposition Politician Could Face 10-Year Sentence

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Zhanbolat Mamay © Inga Imanbay (Berlin, June 13, 2022) – A prominent opposition figure in Kazakhstan faces up to 10 years in prison on charges of organizing mass riots and knowingly disseminating false information during January 2022 protests, Human Rights Watch said today.   The charges were filed on June 6 against Zhanbolat Mamay, a former journalist and the head of Kazakhstan’s unregistered Democratic Party. He has been in pretrial detention since February. The charges against Mamay should be dropped, and Mamay should be released, the organization said. “A day…


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