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Evangelicals name for peace in Kazakhstan

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Evangelicals have voiced “grave concern” over the present political and social unrest in Kazakhstan.

Dozens of protesters have been killed in latest days within the worst violence to hit the Central Asian nation within the 30 years because it gained independence.

Public buildings have been ransacked and round 2,000 individuals arrested by the inside ministry.

Karim Masimov, former nationwide safety chief, was detained on Thursday accused of excessive treason.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has invited Russian forces in to revive order in a transfer questioned by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Central Asia Evangelical Alliance (CEAE) have issued a joint attraction for peace through which they urge authorities officers to take steps to de-escalate the unrest.

The assertion from WEA Secretary Common, Bishop Dr Thomas Schirrmacher, and CAEA Common Secretary, Rev Peter Kremeruk, requires the rapid cessation of violence and for a strategy of dialogue to start.

“There are lots of challenges all over the world with the persevering with financial impacts of Covid-19 which have led to tensions inside many countries,” they mentioned.

“Nonetheless, we urge authorities officers in Kazakhstan to de-escalate social unrest and we urge the residents of Kazakhstan to specific their grievances peacefully.

“We particularly name for all these concerned within the battle to have interaction in a strategy of dialogue, working in direction of lasting peace and reconciliation and a decision to the underlying points.

“We guarantee the Kazakh individuals of our honest prayers at the moment.”

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