Leadership promises economic reforms – but does not stint on criticism of elite.
Experts predict further prosecutions and tightened censorship in the wake of unrest.
Arrests seen as a way for Kazak authorities to justify their claim that the clashes were sparked by external forces.
Country sees a clampdown on independent media and civil society as CSTO troops arrive and a weakened president scrambles to entrench his grip on power.
“Peacekeeping” forces from Russian-led military alliance arrive to help quell protests sparked by local anger at energy price rises.