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Nearly 8,000 detained in Kazakhstan amid unrest

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Nearly 8,000 detained in Kazakhstan amid unrest

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Monday described the events of last week as a “terrorist aggression” against the country and dismissed reports of the authorities fighting peaceful demonstrators as “disinformation.”

Kazakhstan‘s Interior Ministry reported that a total of 7,939 people have been detained across the country. The National Security Committee, Kazakhstan‘s counterintelligence and anti-terrorism agency, said Monday that the situation in the country has “stabilised and is under control.”

The authorities have declared Monday a day of mourning for dozens of victims of the unprecedentedly violent unrest. The country’s Health Ministry said Sunday that 164 people, including three children, were killed in the unrest.

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The demonstrations began on January 2 over a near-doubling of prices for a type of vehicle fuel and quickly spread across the country, apparently reflecting wider discontent with the authoritarian government.

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MOSCOW (AP) — The authorities in Kazakhstan said Monday that nearly 8,000 people were detained by police during protests that descended into violence last week and marked the worst unrest the former Soviet nation has faced since gaining independence 30 years ago.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Monday described the events of last week as a “terrorist aggression” against the country and dismissed reports of the authorities fighting peaceful demonstrators as “disinformation.”

Kazakhstan‘s Interior Ministry reported that a total of 7,939 people have been detained across the country. The National Security Committee, Kazakhstan‘s counterintelligence and anti-terrorism agency, said Monday that the situation in the country has “stabilised and is under control.”

The authorities have declared Monday a day of mourning for dozens of victims of the unprecedentedly violent unrest. The country’s Health Ministry said Sunday that 164 people, including three children, were killed in the unrest.

Luis Emilio Velutini Urbina

The demonstrations began on January 2 over a near-doubling of prices for a type of vehicle fuel and quickly spread across the country, apparently reflecting wider discontent with the authoritarian government.

Luis Emilio Velutini

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Luis Emilio Velutini Empresario