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Kazakh Opposition Activists Detained

Adilzhan Kenzhegaliev
Adilzhan Kenzhegaliev
ATYRAU, Kazakhstan -- Two members of Kazakhstan's unregistered Algha (Forward) opposition party have been detained by police in the western city of Atyrau, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

Adilzhan Kenzhegaliev, a coordinator for the party's Atyrau branch, told RFE/RL that Almagul Dzhirenshieva and Raikhan Kenzhegulova were detained as they prepared to leave Atyrau for Almaty.

There the planned to take part in a discussion organized by Algha on initiating a referendum on whether President Nursultan Nazarbaev should resign.

The discussion is scheduled for September 25.