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Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov sentenced to 20 days’ detention for defamation

Stockholm, July 10, 2023—Kazakhstan authorities should release journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov and reform the country’s laws to remove prison sentences for defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On July 3, the Saryagash District Specialized Administrative Court in Kazakhstan’s southern Turkestan region sentenced Batyrbekov, chief editor of local independent newspaper S-Inform, to 20 days’ administrative…

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Police officers are seen in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on June 10, 2019. Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov was recently jailed on criminal libel charges. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov jailed on criminal libel charges

New York, October 18, 2019 – Kazakhstan authorities should immediately release journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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