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Kazakhstan protests: Torture trail raises questions

Kazakhstan protests: Torture trail raises questions

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by January 27, 2022 Key Issues
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Al-Araby

As Kazakhstan witnessed its worst unrest in 30 years of independence this month, Aset Abishev was grabbed off a bus and locked away by police who he said tortured him for a week. Abishev – a longtime opposition activist in the Central Asian country – was arrested on 4 January, just hours before thousands took to the streets of the former capital Almaty, sending a political crisis that authorities said left 225 people dead and thousands injured towards a bloody crescendo. The 44-year-old was held without charge or access to communications and finally released a week later, his body covered in b…

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