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    Violent unrest clouds Kazakhstan's political future

    Celebrations to mark Kazakhstan's 20 years of independence last week were marred by the most significant unrest seen in the country since Soviet times, with police opening fire on oil workers who have been striking since May.

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  • "I think this was a clear provocation by certain groups who are pursuing some political goals," said Timur, 22, a student in Almaty in the east of Kazakhstan. "I am really sorry for innocent oil company workers on the seven-month-long strike. They were used by those groups."

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  • Timur, who asked that only his first name be used, added that there is widespread sympathy for the oil workers among Kazakh citizens but said it is hard to know what is really going on from contradictory media reports.

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