Kazakhstan protests: thousands detained as president says order mostly restored
The Guardian says Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has claimed constitutional order has mostly been restored after days of deadly protests that saw 26 people “liquidated” and more than 3,000 detained, according to interior ministry figures.
Tokayev is due to address the nation on Friday, state media reported, after protests were sparked this week by a sudden rise in fuel prices combined with long-simmering frustrations over the political and economic situation in the country.
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