Kazakhstan’s President imposes state of emergency, curfew in Nur-Sultan

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Nur-Sultan [Kazakhstan]: Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev imposed a state of emergency in capital city Nur-Sultan from January 5-19 amid protests in the country.
“Due to a serious and direct threat to the citizens’ safety, in order to ensure social security, restore law and order, protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, we introduce a state of emergency within the city of Nur-Sultan for the period from 16:00 p.m. of January 5, 2022 till 12 a.m. of January 19, 2022,” a presidential decree read. During the state of emergency, entry and exit from Nur-Sultan will be restricted, protests will be prohibited, and weapons will be seized from individuals, according to the decree.


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