Kazakhstan: Scores dead in violent crackdown after government orders ‘fire without warning’

Kazakhstan’s authoritarian leader says he has ordered security forces to “fire without warning”, amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also said “20,000 bandits” had attacked the main city of Almaty, the epicentre of protests sparked by a fuel price hike. He blamed foreign-trained “terrorists”, without giving evidence. The interior ministry says […]