Father and son jailed for embezzlement in Kazakhstan media trial
The head of Kazakhstan's national journalists' union was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday after being convicted of embezzlement and tax evasion along with his son, in a case condemned by press freedom activists locally and abroad.
Seitkazy Matayev, who owns local news agency KazTAG, stood trial with his son Aset, chief executive of the same agency, who was sentenced to five years.
Prosecutors accused the Matayevs of embezzling about $1 million in funds transferred to them by a government agency and state-controlled firm KazakhTelecom under a contract to write positive stories to... read more
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