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Two men sentenced for murder of Olympic medalist Denis Ten

Figure Skating Jan 19, 2019

Two men sentenced for murder of Olympic medalist Denis Ten

Kazakhstan sentenced two men accused of killing celebrated Olympic figure skater Denis Ten to 18 years in a penal colony Thursday but his family was unhappy, claiming his murder was ordered and there were "other figures involved." Last July's murder of 25-year-old Ten, the first ...

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Asia Pacific Oct 6, 2018

Kazakhstan denies asylum to China 're-education camp' whistleblower

Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has refused asylum to an escaped Chinese citizen whose court testimony helped expose a secretive network of re-education camps in China's restive Xinjiang region, her lawyer said Friday. Sayragul Sauytbay, 41, was denied political asylum by a migration committee in the Central Asian ...

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Basketball Sep 14, 2018

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Young guns Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe carried the scoring load in helping Japan to an 85-70 win over Kazakhstan in the first game of the second round of FIBA World Cup Asian qualifying on Thursday. Hachimura finished with 24 points on an efficient 8-for-14 ...