UN / KAZAKHSTAN

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Briefing on Kazakhstan, a United Nations spokesperson appealed, “to all involved to exercise restraint, to refrain from violence, and use peaceful means to address the situation.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / KAZAKHSTAN
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DATELINE: 07 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

07 JANUARY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the dais
3. Med shot, reporter
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We are continuing to follow the situation in Kazakhstan very closely and again appeal to all involved to exercise restraint, to refrain from violence, and use peaceful means to address the situation. I think it is important that there be a stop to the violence. People demonstrating should do so peacefully. The killing of police officers and others is unacceptable, the killing of demonstrators is as well. There is a need in any situation for clear, a clear need to respect human rights and international standards while reestablishing public order.”
5. Wide shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, end of presser

STORYLINE:

Briefing on Kazakhstan, a United Nations spokesperson today (7 Jan) appealed, “to all involved to exercise restraint, to refrain from violence, and use peaceful means to address the situation.”

Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “people demonstrating should do so peacefully. The killing of police officers and others is unacceptable, the killing of demonstrators is as well,” and added that “there is a need in any situation for clear, a clear need to respect human rights and international standards while reestablishing public order.”

According to news agencies, protests began on Sunday when the government lifted its price cap on LPG, or liquified petroleum gas, which many use for their cars and heating, but the unrest has since spread to include longstanding political grievances.

A state of emergency declared in several areas on 5 January, including in the main city of Almaty and the capital, Nur-Sultan, has now been extended to the whole country.

The decision, including a curfew from 11pm to 7am, called for restrictions to remain in place until at least 19 January.
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