About the arrest of 4.4 thousand people in Kazakhstan during the recent riots were announced on Saturday by the Kazakh interior ministry. President Kasym-Żomart Tokayev announced on January 10 a day of national mourning.
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Regular clashes between the military and protesters have been going on in Kazakhstan for several days. There are about a hundred Poles in this country, as well as thousands …
“In many regions of the country, law enforcement agencies continue their operational efforts to identify and arrest criminals. The number of people detained for that hour is 4,404 ”- it was written in the ministry’s press release.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the city of Aktobe and the region, law enforcement has restored public order and security of citizens, and the situation in this area is “under total control”.
There is a curfew
“Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of the population and the preservation of its property, as well as to prevent the incidents of plunder, a curfew is introduced in this area, valid from 22:00 to 6:00. Last night, 22 people were brought to police stations for breaking her, and 11 organizers of riots and instigators were detained, ”the ministry explained. According to the authorities, public order was restored in all regions of the country on Friday. The most difficult situation remains in Almaty.
On Saturday, the president Kasym-Żomart Tokayev announced on January 10 a day of national mourning. “Due to the many human victims as a result of tragic events in several regions of the country, the President of Kazakhstan, Kasym-Żomart Tokayev, decided to declare January 10, 2022 the day of national mourning,” the head of state’s press service said in a statement.
Violent protests broke out in Kazakhstan on Sunday, which were initially directed against the rise in fuel prices and then became political. During the demonstration, slogans were shouted against the former president, 81-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev, from whom, according to the protesters, Tokayev took over the duties of the head of state only formally.
On Thursday, soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in Almaty. Dozens of people died as a result of the riots.
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