Kazakhstan: Interior Minister defends use of live rounds vs. protesters

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December 18, 2011
Janesville Gazette    
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"Kazakhstan's Interior Minister said Sunday that live firearms will continue to be deployed against violent protesters if necessary, in defiance of the international outcry that followed the more than a dozen deaths caused by clashes over recent days. At least 15 people have been killed since the monthslong sit-in demonstration by oil workers in southwestern town of Zhanaozen descended into a violent confrontation Friday morning between police and protesters." (12/18/11)

 

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