The 12 months Since 'Bloody January' In Kazakhstan


This week, Kazakhstan marked the primary anniversary of what some name, in Kazakh, “Qandy Qantar,” or “Bloody January.” At the very least 238 individuals had been killed in a crackdown on nationwide protests. One yr later, there are nonetheless many questions on what occurred and who was accountable. There are additionally questions on whether or not Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev’s authorities has made the required changes to stop a repeat of the January 2022 violence. Becoming a member of host Bruce Pannier to debate these subjects are William Courtney, former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan; Vyacheslav Arbamov, founding father of the information outlet in Kazakhstan; and Aigerim Toleukhanova, a contract journalist from Kazakhstan and co-host of Eurasianet’s EurasiaChat podcast.

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