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Another Independent Kazakh Periodical Suspended


ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A court in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has suspended the operations of an opposition newspaper for three months.

The court also ruled on September 26 that the owners of the "Pravda Kazakhstana" ("The Truth of Kazakhstan") weekly must pay a $113 fine for printing its own registration number incorrectly.

The newspaper is associated with the opposition Communist Party.

On September 23, the same court suspended the operations of the independent "Ashyq Alan" (Tribune) newspaper for three months for violating its publication schedule.

That newspaper is also known for its articles criticizing authorities.

Last year, courts in Kazakhstan suspended and/or shut down several opposition and independent newspapers and websites after prosecutors requested two opposition groups and dozens of opposition media outlets be designated as extremist.
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