Kazakhstan: Journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov acquitted

Kazakhstan: Journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov acquitted


9 January 2020

On January 9, the board of appeals of the Turkestan Regional Court proclaimed its decision

on the case of journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov: INNOCENT!

As it was reported, on September 23, 2019, the Saryagash district court of the Turkestan region sentenced the civil activist, editor of the newspaper Saryagash info Amangeldy Batyrbekov to two years and 3 months in prison, finding him guilty of defamation and insult. The victim was Bakhtiyar Abdiev, the head of the education department of the Keles region, about whom Batyrbekov has published a number of critical posts on his Facebook page.

This statement was originally published on http://www.adilsoz.kz