Kazakhstan holding hundreds for terrorism and disorder

Almaty City Hall burns during the protests over a hike in energy prices in Kazakhstan. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appears set to go after key allies of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who some sectors of society believe was behind the recent violence. – EPA pic, January 22, 2022.

KAZAKHSTAN said today it was holding more than 460 people on terrorism and disorder charges in the wake of mass unrest that saw Russian-led forces called in to restore calm.

The former Soviet republic has been roiled by clashes that escalated from peaceful protests against a car fuel price increase.

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