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January 26, 2011

Punishments for criminal offences where journalists could be charged with their professional activity were mitigated

At the end of January, 2011 law "On Amendments and Supplements into Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan of Further Humanization of Criminal Law and Strengthening of Guarantees of Legitimacy in a Trial". It imposes the institute of administrative prejudice. It means that for crimes which do not pose great danger to society, will first be subjected to administrative responsibility, and in their repetition throughout the year - a criminal one.

Premiditated acts are misdemeanor, it does not exceed two years of imprisonment, according to Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. So, criminal offences where journalists could be charged with their professional activity and they were subjected to administrative prejudice.

Article 129. Libel and Slander

1. Libel, that is the distribution of deliberately false information which is defaming to the honour and dignity or another person, or which undermines his reputation.

2. Slander which is contained in a public speech, or in a publicly displayed work, or in mass information media.

Article 130. Insult

It is subjected to administrative prejudice.

Article 142. Infringement upon Privacy

1. Illegal collection or distribution of information concerning the private life of a person, which constitutes his personal or family secret, without that person's consent, if these acts inflicted damage upon the rights and legitimate interests of a given victim.

Article 143. Illegal Violation of Private Correspondence, Telephone Calls, and Mail, Telegraph, or Other Messages

1. Illegal violation of the confidentiality of written correspondence, telephone calls, and mail, telegraph, or other messages of citizens.

Article 200. Illegal Receipt and Divulgation of Information Constituting a Commercial or Banking Secret

1. Gathering information which constitutes a commercial or banking secret by way of stealing documents, subornation or threatening with regard to persons who possess such a commercial or banking secret, or their relatives, as well as by way of interception in the means of communication, illegal penetration into a computer system or network, the use of special technical means, or by any other illegal method, for the purposes of divulgation or illegal use of such information.

Article 317-1 Public Insulting or Other upon Honor and Dignity of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Leader of Nation Profanation of Picture of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Leader of Nation Impeding His Legal Activity Leader of Nation

1.Public Insulting or Other upon Honor and Dignity of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Leader of Nation Profanation of Picture of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Leader of Nation Impeding His Legal Activity Leader of Nation.

Article 318. Infringement upon Honour and Dignity of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Impeding His Activity

1. A public insult or other infringement upon the honour and dignity of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 319. Infringement upon the Honour and Dignity of a Deputy and Impeding His Activity

1. A public insult to a deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan when he is executing his deputy obligations or in relation to the execution of them.

2. The same act committed with the use of the mass information media.

Article 320. Insulting a Representative of the State Authorities

It is subjected to administrative prejudice.

Article 334. Violation of the Procedure for the Organisation and Conducting of Rallies, Meetings, Picketing, Street Marches, or Demonstrations

It is subjected to administrative prejudice.

Article 339. Obstructing the Administration of Justice and Performance of a Preliminary Investigation

1. Interference in any form with the activity of a court for the purposes of obstructing the administration of justice.

2. Interference in any form with the activity of a prosecutor, investigator, or a person carrying out an inquest, for the purpose of impeding the comprehensive, complete, and objective investigation of a given case.

Article 342. Contempt of Court

It is subjected to administrative prejudice.

Article 343. Slander with Regard to a Judge Prosecutor Investigator a Person Carrying out an Inquest Bailiff or Executor

1. Slander with regard to a judge in relation to the consideration of cases or materials in court.

2. The same act committed with regard to a prosecutor, investigator, a person carrying out an inquest, bailiff, or executor, in relation to the carrying out of a preliminary investigation or execution of a judgement, court's decision, or other judicial act.

There were also amendments in second part of article 129 "Libel and Slander" of Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The arrest for a period of six months was precluded as one point of punishments for libel in public appearance, or in mass media. Slander combined with an accusation of a person in the commission of a grave or an especially grave corruption crime.It shall be punished by restriction of freedom for a period up to three years, or deprivation of freedom for the same period.

 

 
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