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RCA Issue 666

Saule Mukhametrakhimova
22 Dec 11
MEP pressing for European Union action against Kazak government following Janaozen violence.
Riot unit patrols Janaozen. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
Almaz Rysaliev
21 Dec 11
After talks with top official, they say they won’t be bought off.
Chinese trucks bringing consumer goods into Kyrgyzstan via the Irkeshtam crossing. (Photo: Kindsir/Flickr)
Dina Tokbaeva
21 Dec 11
Moscow will find it hard to claw back former economic dominance as China moves into Central Asian region.
Police encircle journalists in Shetpe, where one man died after police used live fire on protestors on December 17. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site http://www.respublika-kz.info/)
Almaz Rysaliev
20 Dec 11
First they imposed news blackout, then they devised alternative narrative for bloodshed.
Kazakstan’s government must decide whether brute force is the right way to deal with protests. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site http://www.respublika-kz.info/)
Dina Tokbaeva
19 Dec 11
At least 14 die as police fire on demonstrators while Central Asian state celebrates two decades of independence.
Police check IDs. Many male residents of Janaozen have been rounded up and detained following the December 16 violence. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site http://www.respublika-kz.info/)
Janar Kasymbekova
19 Dec 11
Newspaper correspondent describes tense aftermath of violence in west Kazakstan oil town.