Vast natural resources have made a select few rich while millions of Kazaks struggle to make ends meet.
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.
Many Tunisians are disillusioned with the entire political system and the democratic process.
Uncertainty over prospective road map for the country’s democratic future.
Media workers demand immediate action over “green light for violence”.
Security forces detain prominent opposition figures as peaceful demonstrators are dispersed.
Rally cancelled after scenes of mob violence by counter-protestors.