Arab Spring in Kazakhstan impossible
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 21 /Trend A.Badalova/
Reiteration of Arab Spring scenario in Kazakhstan is impossible, Interfax quoted Kazakh president's adviser Yermukamet Yertisbayev as saying.
"My opinion has not changed at all - Arab revolution in Kazakhstan, in principle, is impossible," Yertysbayev said.
He said unrests in Zhanaozen, which were attended by up to 3,000 people, are a local incident and does not spread to other regions of Kazakhstan.
On Friday mass riots took place in the Kazakh oil town of Zhanaozen in the Mangistau region which killed 14 and injured about 90 people. President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree to impose a state of emergency in the area from Saturday. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, situation in the Zhanaozen city is gradually stabilizing.
"I am deeply convinced that mass riots will not cover the whole country," Yertisbayev said.