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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Kazakh Authorities Seize Another Opposition Newspaper

Disappointing to see the Kazakh authorities stoop to seizing newspapers, with Nazarbayev legitimately whipping his opponents in the current Presidential campaign. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty takes up the story. An interesting point is raised that Bakhytgul Makimbay, the deputy editor in chief of the newspaper, stated that representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe had been invited to witness the seizure. That's the same OSCE Astana wants to chair in 2009. And it was looking so good...


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