Campaigners urge Kazakhstan to free activists facing trial over land reform protests



LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Kazakh land rights activists who are due to go on trial over their involvement in public protests against land reforms in the Central Asian nation are facing unfounded criminal charges and should be released, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.
Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayanov are each facing up to 10 years in prison on charges of inciting social and national discord, disseminating false information and organising an illegal protest, the human rights group said.
"What we have here are individuals that are being criminally prosecuted and face... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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