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Kazakh President's Daughter Calls Disabled Children 'Freaks'

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's eldest daughter Darigha Nazarbaeva

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's eldest daughter Darigha Nazarbaeva

On December 10, as the world marked International Human Rights Day, the daughter of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev publicly disparaged disabled children as "freaks."

Darigha Nazarbaeva, a lawmaker, made the remarks at a meeting of Kazakhstan's parliamentary committee for social and cultural development during which she launched into an angry rant about teenage pregnancies.

She came up with a new, rather callous way of tackling the issue.

"I think that from time to time children should be taken to orphanages, to institutions for disabled children, so that they see the results of an unreasoned, premature sex life," she said. "Show them these children, these disabled freaks, let them look at them."

Nazarbaeva predicted that such visits would produce better results than "dozens of hours spent on conversations and lectures."

WATCH: Darigha Nazarbaeva Describes Disabled People As 'Freaks' (In Russian)

-- RFE/RL's Central Newsroom

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