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Kazakhstan: Further information: Activist’s Detention Extended: Zhanbolat Mamay

Index Number: EUR 57/5630/2022

Zhanbolat Mamay, journalist and leader of the unregistered opposition Democratic Party of Kazakhstan will remain in custody for yet another month, until 12 June, as a criminal suspect accused of insulting a government representative (Criminal Code, Article 378.2) and spreading false information (Article 274.2). Amnesty International believes this prosecution is politically motivated and Mamay should be immediately released from detention and the charges dropped.

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