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Policemen Charged In Kyrgyz Journalist's Slaying

Two policemen in southern Kyrgyzstan have been charged in the beating death of a journalist in July, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Almaz Tashiev was reportedly brutally beaten by a group of police officers in Osh Oblast's Nookat district on July 4 and later died in a local hospital.

The regional prosecutor in Nookat, Suyunbek Satybaldiev, told RFE/RL that the investigation is complete and the case has been sent to a local court.

Six serious attacks against journalists have been reported in Kyrgyzstan so far this year.