Protests in Kazakhstan: UN calls for release of detainees

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According to the United Nations, nearly 10,000 people were detained for participating in protests in Kazakhstan.

This is reported by UA.

Representative of the organization Liz Throssell called for their release.

“Under international law, people have the right to peacefully protest and express their opinions. And they cannot be detained simply for their beliefs. All those arrested and detained solely for the exercise of their rights must be immediately released. It is very important for us that the Kazakh Ombudsman can act in accordance with his mandate related to what is called the national human rights mechanism. This includes visiting places of detention in order to prevent cases of torture and ill-treatment of those arrested” – Trossell said.

At the same time, it is known that Almaty is returning to its usual rhythm of life. Residents of the city went to work, transport runs, and a system of payment by bank cards started operating in stores. It is also partially resumed the Internet.

To remind, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said that the Russian military could stay on the territory of Kazakhstan.