: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Kazakhstan: Court arrests pro-Moscow blogger for inciting ethnic hatred


NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — A court in Kazakhstan has detained a pro-Russian blogger for two months pending trial on suspicion of inciting ethnic hatred, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported.

Ermek Taichibekov was previously sentenced to 4 years in prison in 2015 on charges of inciting ethnic hatred by placing “inflammatory” materials on Facebook and supporting the idea of Kazakhstan uniting with Russia. He served less than two years of that sentence and was released in October 2017.
Taichibekov’s lawyer told RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service on September 26 that an investigative court held a secret trial in which his client did not receive a proper defense …read more

Source:: The Times of Central Asia

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