Kazakhstan: Regime admits murdering 164, abducting nearly 8,000 to suppress uppity serfs

Source: Charlotte Observer

“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. … The country’s Health Ministry said Sunday that 164 people, including three children, were killed in the unrest. … Tokayev requested help from the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russia-led military alliance of six former Soviet states. The group has authorized sending about 2,500 mostly Russian troops to Kazakhstan as peacekeepers. Tokayev has said the demonstrations were instigated by ‘terrorists’ with foreign backing, although the protests have shown no obvious leaders or organization. On Friday, he said he ordered police and the military to shoot to kill ‘terrorists’ involved in the violence.” (01/10/22)