Kazakhstan is a little-known country in Central Asia. It, however, has one of the most autocratic regimes in the world. Recent protests in the country have been met with brute force. This article is published by Bloomberg. Here is an excerpt:
Kazakhstan’s president said he’s ordered security forces to shoot protesters “without warning” as he declared victory with Russia’s help in crushing unrest sweeping the central Asian nation.
“Those who don’t surrender will be destroyed,” President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised address to the nation Friday. He rejected all calls for negotiations with the protesters, calling them “criminals, murderers,” and said operations are continuing against them.
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