NATO urges the end of violence in Kazakhstan

The general secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, urged this Friday at the end of Violence in Kazakhstan after almost a week of protests that have cost several t

NATO urges the end of violence in Kazakhstan

The general secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, urged this Friday at the end of Violence in Kazakhstan after almost a week of protests that have cost several tens of people, against whom the president of the country, Kasim-Yomart Tokáyev, ordered "Shoot to kill" without prior notice.

"NATO allies are closely following the situation in Kazakhstan, we are worried, we regret the loss of lives and, of course, it is important that violence ends and human rights are respected, including the right to peaceful manifestations and freedom of expression, "Stoltenberg stressed at the end of a meeting among the outdoor ministers of the Alliance by videoconference.

The clash between demonstrators and the Kazakh forces continued this Friday and they killed 26 people, which qualified "anti-terrorist" operation, especially in the city of Almaty.

To try to end the protests, President Kazakh has requested the help of the Collective Safety Treaty Organization (OTSC), a military block in the post-settlement space that brings together six countries and is led by Russia, part of whose forces of Pacification They already arrived in the country with the aim of "stabilizing the situation".

The protests began by the rise in the price of liquefied gas, which doubled as of January 1 by passing to the market system without state regulation, but immediately became violent and acquired a major hue with manifestations also against corruption, worsening of the standards of life and the Kazakh clans that control the economy of the country.

Although President Kazakh, Kasim-Yomart Tokáyev, accepted the resignation of the government in full and tried to stop discontent, decreeting the return to the state regulation of the prices of first necessities for a period of 180 days, the protests are They turned riots.

According to official data of the Ministry of the Interior Kazakh, the country's forces have killed 26 people, who have qualified "criminals", in the special anti-terrorist operation that they make to repress the protests in the country, especially numerous in the largest city , Almaty.

Another 26 have been injured and 3,811 have been detained.

In turn 18 agents of the Order have died in violent protests that shake the Centralian country since last day 2 and more than 740 have been injured.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 15:03

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