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Kazakhstan: Ensure accountability for attack, protect journalists

25 April 2012

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and organizations from Belgium, Poland and Norway express their dismay at the brutal attack on Kazakhstani journalist Lukpan Akhmedyarov and support the call made by representatives of Kazakhstan’s civil society and journalist community for a prompt, impartial and thorough investigation of the attack. In light of this attack, as well as other recent assaults on journalists in Kazakhstan, the organizations also urge the Kazakhstani authorities to adopt effective measures to protect and ensure the safety of journalists when they carry out their professional duties.