Scepticism in uneasy Kazakhstan as president promises reform

Hundreds of individuals nonetheless in jail after protests whereas behind-the-scenes energy battle continues

Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who on the top of unrest final week mentioned he had ordered troops to shoot to kill with out warning, has spent this week taking a softer line and promising real reform.

Nonetheless, with 1000’s of individuals nonetheless in detention and a behind-the-scenes energy battle nonetheless not totally resolved, many have expressed scepticism.

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