Kazakhstan: Daily singled out in new attack on independent press
'The entire print run of Kazakhstan’s leading opposition daily, Respublika, was seized today in Almaty while a court froze the bank accounts of its owner and editor in execution of a 9 September court ruling ordering the newspaper to pay 60 million tenge (275, 500 euros) in libel damages to the state-controlled bank BTA. “We are deeply shocked by this new attack on the Kazakh press and we join the staff of Respublika and local NGOs in condemning this political decision, ” Reporters Without Borders said.'
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Author Organisation: Reporters without Borders