Нападение на правозащитника
On 26 October, Zhanmurat Ashtayev an activist from Shymkent city was detained by police for participating in a protest against Chinese investments in Kazakhstan. He was sentenced to 5 days in prison. Local residents are protesting against a plan to relocate a number of Chinese plants and factories to Kazakhstan over environmental concerns. They call these factories “outdated and polluting” and worry they will have a negative impact on environment and people's health.