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Kazakhstan detained several vocal opponents of land reform who planned to take part in Saturday protests, activists said Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to preemptively derail the rallies.Shortly after the first meeting last Saturday some activists quit the body and called for nationwide protests on May 21 .In Almaty, activists Bakhytzhan Toregozhina and Suyundyk Aldabergenov were put into custody for 15 days each for planning an illegal public rally, fellow activist Amirzhan Kosanov said.Local governments in all three cities this week refused to allow the protests, making them illegal under Kazakh law.
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