Charge with 10-Year Sentence Reinstated Against Kazakhstan Opposition Figure

As Kazakhstan gears up for parliamentary elections this spring, the Almaty City Prosecutor’s office on January 26 charged the opposition leader of the unregistered Democratic Party of Kazakhstan, Zhanbolat Mamay, with “organizing mass riots,” for his alleged role in the January 2022 protests in Almaty.

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Riot police stand guard during demonstrations against police violence in Minsk, Belarus, September 6, 2020. 

What Detained Protesters Endured at the Hand of Police.

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A volunteer carries a Ukranian child as civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, arrive on buses in Przemsyl, eastern Poland, from the Medyka pedestrian border crossing.

On February 24, 2022, Russia commenced a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine.

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