Kazakhstan: Low-income women picketing for increased social support forced to isolate in "quarantine building"

Author: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Czechia), Published on: 22 June 2020

Kazakh Women Demanding Financial Support Forcibly Quarantined, 10 June 2020

Kazakh officials have forcibly placed a group of women from lower-income families who were picketing the Ministry of Labor and Social Support for increased government assistance into quarantine...

The women were wearing sanitary masks marked with an "X" on them, which they said symbolized "the fact that we are not allowed to speak up."

They also held posters saying: "Cheap mortgages for families in need," "Financial support for each child," "Amnesty for poor families' bank credits," and "We are on a hunger strike."

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