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World: Kazakhstan: more than 450 arrests after the deadly riots from the beginning of the year

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The authorities announced Saturday the arrest of more than 450 people for terrorism and mass disorders after the events of the beginning of January to protest the increase in energy prices. At least 225 people died during these unpublished riots in this authoritarian country of Central Asia.

After the riots, the recovery in hand continues at Kazakhstan . The authorities announced on Saturday, January 22 have arrested more than 450 people for terrorism and mass disorders after the demonstrations that shook this Central Asian country in early January.

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of the unpublished manifestations against an increase in energy prices had degenerated in this former Soviet Republic in riots and armed repression, making some 225 dead, hundreds of injury and pushing President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to request the deployment of Russian armed forces and their allies to restore order.

According to Eldos Kilyymjanov, a senior official of the Kazakh parquet, 464 suspects were arrested for terrorism and mass disorders as a result of riots.

A total of 970 people accused of theft, public disorders or illegal possession of weapons were arrested as part of the surveys open after these violence, "said Eldos Kilyymjanov to the press.

The violence ever seen since the independence of the country in 1991 provoked in the wake of at least 12,000 arrests and pushed the authorities to request from the assistance of the Organization of the Collective Safety Treaty (OSC), Alliance. by Russia.

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More than 2,000 soldiers were sent to Kazakhstan to support the authorities, Before retiring on January 19, once their mission is accomplished.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hastened to accuse "terrorists" formed according to him abroad to be behind the violence, without providing evidence.

Conflict at the Summit of Power

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev succeeded in 2019 at his mentor, Nursoultan Nazarbayev, who reigned an iron hand for three decades on the largest Central Asian country, with 19 million inhabitants. , a transition that seemed successful.

The bloody crisis of January, however, highlighted the internal struggle at the top of the power.

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Unpublished, the new president took place at his predecessor last week by accusing her of having favored the emergence of a "caste of rich" overlooking this state full of hydrocarbons.

Tuesday, the influential "head of the nation", former President Nursoultan Nazarbayev, 81, spoke for the first time since the beginning of the crisis to make allegiance to the current president and ensure that he n "There was" no conflict or confrontation within the elite ".

Several of the relatives of Nursoultan Nazarbayev, however, have been dismissed in recent days of key positions, and others have been incarcerated.

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