Kazakhstan: Five Local Police Officials Sentenced In Oil Workers Unrest Case
A court in Kazakhstan’s western region of Manghystau on Monday sentenced five local police officials jail terms from 5 to 7 years for their roles in a deadly unrests in the oil town of Zhanaozen and nearby Shetpe in December. Three of the defendants are high-ranked regional police officials. They were found guilty of abusing their authority during the riots.
With reporting by RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service, Interfax.