Friday, September 19, 2014


Kazakhstan

Kazakhs Continue Land Confiscation Protest In Astana

By RFE/RL's Kazakh Service

Several women and their children are demonstrating for a third day against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government.

The protesters have been in front of the government building in Astana since July 23, demanding to meet with presidential office chief Nurlan Nyghmatulin.

The women say they want proper compensation for their property on the outskirts of  Astana that was confiscated by the government for "state necessity."

They say land is often confiscated from people and used to build private homes for government officials or businessmen.

Little or no compensation is paid to the land owners during the confiscation.

The protesters say they will continue protesting until they get a chance to meet Nyghmatulin.

 

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