Kazakh Opposition Protesters Detained
Anti-government protests took place across Kazakhstan on February 28. Police detained protesters in Aqtobe, while a rally in Oral that had been sanctioned by local authorities took place without detentions. Protesters demanded political freedoms and slammed the enduring power grab by former President Nursultan Nazarbaev. The rallies were organized by two opposition groups -- the Democratic Party and Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan.