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Kazakh woman gets four years for appeal to attach Kazakhstan to Russia

The court of Kazakhstan sentenced the citizen of the country to a suspended term for inciting ethnic hatred, as well as calls for attachment of Kazakhstan to Russia.

According to the court in Almaty, Tatyana Shevtsova-Valova, who is an ethnic Russian, received a suspended four-year sentence, Joinfo.ua informs with reference to the Kazakh media.

Investigators reported that in social networks the woman called the Kazakhs "chinks" and wrote that Kazakhstan should become a part of Russia, like Crimea, annexed by Moscow last year.

"During the trial, there was examined evidence, according to which at the beginning of March 2014, the defendant entered into a written dialogue with users of social network Facebook. In the course of correspondence, Shevtsova-Valova intentionally committed the acts aimed at inciting national enmity and hatred, humiliation of national honor and dignity of the citizens, as well as propaganda of superiority or inferiority of citizens on the basis of their ethnicity, using profanity," the investigators stated.

Shevtsova-Valova will be under probation supervision: she has no right to leave the country, move house, and change her job without reporting to the specialized state body. She will have to pay legal fees in the amount of 48 500 tenge.

The annexation of Crimea and Moscow's support for the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have raised concerns about the intentions of the Kremlin in Kazakhstan, the northern regions of which are heavily populated by the Russians.