This week, the country was rocked by an unprecedented uprising since independence in 1989.
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Authorities in Kazakhstan are trying to contain the unrest. More than 5,000 people were arrested The largest country in the Middle EastLocal media reported Sunday (January 9), citing authorities. “Today, the situation is stable in all parts of the country.”, Said Interior Minister Erlan Turgumbayev The anti-terrorism operation is continuing to restore law and order in the country.
Kazakhstan, with a population of about 19 million, rich in hydrocarbons, has been rocked by unprecedented uprisings this week since independence in 1989, which has killed dozens of people. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that 5,135 people had been arrested in connection with the 125 separate investigations.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Sunday, January 3, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
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