Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 21 /Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakh Prosecutor General's Office has appealed to the court with a demand to recognise a number of public associations as being extremists, spokesman for the prosecutor's office Nurdaulet Suindikov said at a briefing in Astana on Wednesday.
"The Alga and Halyk Maidan are unregistered public associations, as well as some mass media which carried out extremist activities. In particular the court found that leaflets and other printed materials distributed by the members of Alga and Halyk Maidan handed out to striking oil workers as well as making speeches were aimed at incitement of social hatred and calling for a violent seizure of power, "Suindikov said.
Also according to him, the court found that 'the conceptual content of K +channel, Stan-TV, Republic Internet portals, Republic, The Voice of Republic and The View newspapers are directed to inciting social discord.
Suindikov noted that the analysis of the content of K + television programmes, articles in The View, The Voice of the Republic newspapers, Republic, Stan-TV Internet portals and other materials showed the presence of propaganda aimed at seizing power and undermining the security of the state.
According to the Law of the Kazakh Republic 'On combating extremism', the extremist activities of association of individuals are to be prohibited by the court.
"According to Article 13 of the Law of the Kazakh Republic it states 'On mass media, the propaganda of extremism is the reason to seize the existence of the mass media or the distribution of media products,"Suandikov said.