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Kazakh Court Suspends Another Newspaper

Bakhyt Tumenova
Bakhyt Tumenova
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A court in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has suspended another newspaper.

The president of the Aman Saulyq (Good Health) nongovernmental organization, Bakhyt Tumenova, said she had received a court order suspending operations of her "Republic's News-Business Review" weekly.

The document received by Tumenova on November 29 says a trial will decide if her newspaper will be banned.

The trial date has not been announced.

Last week, the Almaty prosecutor's office asked a court to designate the opposition Algha (Forward) party, the People's Front movement, and several opposition media outlets as extremist.

Algha's activities and the operations of two opposition newspapers have been suspended since then.

Tumenova's weekly focuses mainly on the issues related to rights in the health-care sector.

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