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The "Azat" (Free) weekly was removed from several newsstands on November 30.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, have confiscated copies of a newspaper that published material from a suspended periodical.

The "Azat" (Free) weekly was removed from several newsstands on November 30.

The chief editor of the opposition "Golos respubliki" (Voice of the Republic) weekly, Tatyana Trubacheva, told RFE/RL that "Azat" placed her newspaper's materials in its November 30 issue.

A court ordered publication of "Golos respubliki" to be suspended last week following a request by prosecutors to designate two opposition groups and several opposition media outlets as extremist.

Earlier this week, police confiscated copies of another suspended weekly, "Vzglyad" (Viewpoint), in Almaty.

It had published its November 28 issue as a brochure with the altered title "NeVzglyad" (Not-A-Viewpoint) in an unsuccessful attempt to get around the court's order.

With reporting by
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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