UN requires Kazakhstan to immediately investigate killings and use force

13 January 2022, 09:05 | Peace
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UN Human Rights Office Demands "

It is also important to identify whether there was a need for the use of force by law enforcement agencies and the army, reports Euronews.

According to the UN representative Liz Trossel, it is important to figure out which of those already detained in Kazakhstan, and this is more than 10 thousand people, participated in peaceful protests, which of them had weapons and who were looting.

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" This is definitely a huge figure.. Under international law, people have the right to peaceful protest and the right to express their opinion. And they should not be detained simply for expressing their opinion, "

Earlier it was reported that the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev lifted the state of emergency in three regions of the country - Pavlodar, West Kazakhstan and North Kazakhstan from 7:00 on January 13, 2022, which were introduced against the background of protests in Kazakhstan.

Also at a meeting with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zasem Tokayev said that the CSTO operation in Kazakhstan was completed. The withdrawal of the military will begin on January 13.

Kazakhstan continues to " Almost 1,700 protesters were detained in Almaty per day. Militiamen seized 36 units of firearms and about one and a half thousand ammunition.

Protests in Kazakhstan began on January 2, people came out with a demand to reduce prices for gas that had almost doubled.. On January 4, protests swept the whole country, and the demands of the protesters expanded to political: fighting corruption, raising living standards, leaving the Nazarbayev clan from power, and completely resetting the government..

On January 10, Tokayev announced the complete restoration of order in Kazakhstan. At the same time, according to him, the so-called "

Read more about what is happening in the article by Vladimir Kravchenko " UA.

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