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RFE/RL Journalist Taken Into Custody In Kazakhstan


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) December 20, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Azamat Zhetpisbaev, a correspondent working with RFE/RL's Kazakh Service, has been taken into custody in Kazakhstan.


Zhetpisbaev normally covers events in neighboring Kyrgyzstan but was taken into custody by Kazakh financial police on December 15 while on a visit to Kazakhstan.


It remains unclear what charges have been brought against him.

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