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Banned Kazakh Newspaper Editor Fined For Using Another Periodical

Tatyana Trubacheva, editor in chief of the opposition newspaper "Golos respubliki"
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A court in Almaty has fined the editor in chief of a banned opposition newspaper for using another newspaper's pages for her weekly's materials.

Tatyana Trubacheva, the chief editor of "Golos respubliki" (The Voice of Republic), told RFE/RL that she was fined $100 on December 12 for placing her written material in the "Azat" (Free) newspaper on November 30.

Trubacheva's newspaper, along with several other opposition newspapers, was suspended and later banned after prosecutors requested in November that two opposition groups and several opposition media outlets be designated extremist.

Trubacheva says she will appeal the decision by the court.

The Almaty-based Adil Soz (A Just Word) media-rights group announced earlier on December 12 that a court in Almaty banned the opposition television channel K-Plus, its two websites, and several print publications carrying the channel's material.
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