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Kazakhstan in legal move to ban opposition parties and media

Baurzhan Musirov, Director of Stan.TV Internet portal, looks on during an interview with Reuters in his office in Almaty November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Baurzhan Musirov, Director of Stan.TV Internet portal, looks on during an interview with Reuters in his office in Almaty November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Baurzhan Musirov, Director of Stan.TV Internet portal, looks on during an interview with Reuters in his office in Almaty November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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A reporter works in an editing room of Stan.TV Internet portal in Almaty November 21, 2012. The Central Asian state of Kazakhstan has moved to ban two opposition movements critical of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and to close dozens of opposition media outlets for "propagating extremism". REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A reporter works in an editing room of Stan.TV Internet portal in Almaty November 21, 2012. The Central Asian state of Kazakhstan has moved to ban two opposition movements critical of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and to close dozens of opposition...more

A reporter works in an editing room of Stan.TV Internet portal in Almaty November 21, 2012. The Central Asian state of Kazakhstan has moved to ban two opposition movements critical of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and to close dozens of opposition media outlets for "propagating extremism". REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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