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Kazakh Citizens protests against land bills, 2016

Time period
April, 2016 to May, 2016
Total points
3.5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Madison Shoraka 28/03/2017

Kazakhstan had a long history of social activism and violent oppressive actions taken by the Kazakh government, but the Kazakh movement that took place during April and May of 2016 was different in the way that the government responded to previous protest. The Kazakh government had become known for the use of extreme violence against protesters, including arrests, use of live ammunition, torture, and jailing. The Kazakh government had recently passed a new land law that allowed foreign governments and entities to lease and buy more land in Kazakhstan than was previously legal.