Nazarbaev Claims "Third Force" at Work

Kazak president believes the beating of a prominent opposition journalist was designed to discredit him.
By Arkhat Ashmetov in Almaty (RCA No. 142, 30-Aug-02)
An attack on the well-known journalist and opposition activist this week has drawn widespread condemnation from both inside and outside the country.
Robert Menard, secretary-general of the press group Reporters Without Borders, said the country was becoming more and more dangerous for independent journalists who criticise President Nursultan Nazarbaev or any aspect of his regime.

Nazarbaev Concern Over Assault On Reporter - IWPR Aug 30 2002 10:52PM ET