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Kazakhstan Protests Alleged Abduction By Uzbek Guards


http://gdb.rferl.org/fd219220-10d4-4fd9-ac56-95512167a3f4_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/fd219220-10d4-4fd9-ac56-95512167a3f4_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) April 24, 2006 -- Kazakhstan today protested the alleged abduction and beating of a Kazakh citizen by Uzbek border guards.


The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said in a statement that four Uzbek border guards on April 19 crossed into Kazakhstan and took a shepherd, Baurzhan Akhmetov, across the border and beat him.


Uzbek Foreign Ministry officials were not available for comments.


(AP)

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