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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 July 2021

Kazakhstan: Solidarity with protesters attacked by regime forces

The Committee for a Workers' International has received an appeal for solidarity from a group of left activists in Kazakhstan, known as 'Red Yurt', following a vicious attack by state security forces on a demonstration in Almaty, the country's largest city.

The authoritarian Kazakhstan state is continuing to suppress all democratic rights, including the right to peacefully protest, as well as making life harder for workers and young people by increasing prices on basic essentials.

On 6 July, left activist Valikhan Sultanov was arrested at a protest demonstration against price increases. According to unconfirmed reports, he is now in one of the medical institutions of Almaty in a serious condition with severe head wounds.

Demonstrators were 'kettled' by security forces for hours in sweltering heat and repeatedly beaten.

Please send messages of protest to your Kazakhstan embassy and other business and cultural organisations linked with the Kazakhstan government.

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