Janaozen will not mark Kazakh Independence Day

10 December 2012 - 3:09pm


Kazakhstan’s Janaozen will not mark the Independence Day. It will only have an honorary assembly on December 13, Interfax reports.

Two local mosques have had commemorations for victims of the disorders last year.

Janaozen and Shetpa in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan had disorders on December 16, 2011, for two days, preceded by a 7-month strike of oil workers demanding higher wages and better socio-economic conditions. 15 people died and over 100 were injured in the disorders.

Former top-managers of petroleum companies were arrested and sentenced. Former Mayor of Janaozen Orak Sarbopeyev was sentenced to 10 years of prison with property confiscation.


Read also

Dec 19 2014 - 17:52
The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina has adopted a visa-free regime for for Azerbaijan, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Bahamas, Barbados and some other countries. Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted such regime for 72 countries, Turkishweekly reports.
Dec 19 2014 - 13:34
In recent weeks as a result of the US Air Force strikes in Iraq, several leaders of the extremist group Islamic State have been killed.
Dec 18 2014 - 22:44
 Spokesman for the White House Josh Ernest said that Washington does not intend to impose new sanctions on Russia after President Barack Obama signed a bill allowing the Russian Federation to impose new restrictions. 
Dec 18 2014 - 19:58
The Russian Foreign Ministry, in connection with the decisions made by the European Council on Crimea and Sevastopol, said that Moscow has the right to respond appropriately to the restrictive measures by the EU on all, Russian citizens and legal entities, without exception.
Dec 18 2014 - 12:36
A 19-year-old Iranian named Muhammad was detained near the U.S. embassy in Ankara after throwing a bag at the embassy door. The bag turned out to be empty. According to preliminary information, the detained man was a student in Turkey, Trend reports.
Dec 17 2014 - 18:49
Maya Kocijancic, a spokeswoman of the EU chief diplomat, said that the Union was urging Russia to demonstrate a wise and symmetrical response to the terrorist attack in Grozny on December 4 and the following situation around protection of human rights, RIA Novosti reports.
Dec 16 2014 - 21:07
Kazakhstan during its presidency of the CIS in 2015 will take measures to preserve Ukraine's membership in the Commonwealth, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belarus, Yergali Bulegenov, said today.