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Kazakh Police Detain Amendment Protesters

Protesters in Almaty on May 30 (RFE/RL) May 30, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Kazakh police today detained three people who were protesting peacefully in Almaty against recently adopted changes to Kazakhstan's Constitution, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported.

It is the third such case over the past two weeks.

On May 29, police detained a journalist protesting the changes saying she had broken laws on holding mass gatherings.

The constitutional amendments will allow President Nursultan Nazarbaev to run an unlimited number of times for reelection.

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