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Kazakh border guard trial to be open, justice says

Staff Report


ASTANA –Kazakhstani border guard Vladislav Chelakh, accused of killing 14 colleagues and a forest ranger in May, will have an open trial.

“I think the trial will be open,” Supreme Court Justice Kalidula Shaukharov said June 15, Novosti-Kazakshstan reported. “The trial most likely will be in Taldykorgan at the scene of the crime.”

Chelakh reportedly confessed to killing 14 comrades and a nearby forest ranger May 28 at an outpost on the Chinese border.

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