Kazakhs arrest 200 land squatters

ALMATY – Authorities have arrested more than 200 land squatters outside Almaty, Lenta.ru reported May 2. The offenders had seized land in the Kuldzhin tract with the intention of building housing, Lenta.ru added.

Authorities reportedly acted to thwart a potential riot after negotiations with the squatters broke down. They did not specify what charges they planned to file.

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