This information is from the Committee to Protect Journalists:
Kazakh authorities should immediately release journalist Aigul Utepova from house arrest, drop all charges against her, and allow her to work safely and freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
On March 15, the Saryakinsky District Court in Nur-Sultan, the capital, commenced Utepova’s trial on charges of participating in banned political movements, which the journalist’s lawyer, Galym Nurpeisov, says are retaliation for her political coverage, according to news reports and Nurpeisov, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview.
Utepova has attended court remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she told CPJ in a phone interview, saying that hearings have been held on March 15, 25, and 29, and the court is scheduled to convene again on April 5.
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