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Kazakhstan: No Justice for January Protest Abuses

Investigate Torture Claims; Hold Officers Responsible to Account

The failure of the Kazakh authorities to effectively investigate the serious loss of life and other grave human rights violations during and immediately after protests in early January 2022 is a damaging legacy for the year, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The government has taken no good faith steps to identify the law enforcement officers responsible and hold them to account.

The authorities’ investigation into the events has been one-sided, leading to over 1,000 convictions of protesters and others in recent months, including on charges of…

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