Kazakh Court Upholds Sentence On Opposition Leader
Bolat Abilov (right) casts his vote in the December 2005 presidential elections (RFE/RL)
7 September 2006 -- An appeals court in Kazakhstan's Qaraghanda region today upheld a three-year suspended prison sentence handed down on the co-chairman of the Naghiz Ak-Zhol opposition party.
Bolat Abilov's lawyer, Semyon Alter, told the Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency that he does not know whether his client will appeal again.
Abilov was convicted on July 24 of insulting a police officer and threatening him with violence.