Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev contracts COVID-19

ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s influential former president Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after testing positive for COVID-19, his spokesman Aidos Ukibay wrote on Twitter. “There is no reason for concern,” Ukibay wrote, referring to the health of 79-year-old Nazarbayev, who retains

Kazakh activist released after being held for spreading false information

ALMATY (Reuters) – A nationalist politician in Kazakhstan who has criticised the government was released on Monday after two days detention on accusations of spreading false information during the coronavirus emergency, his sister said. Police detained political activist Arman Shorayev