Kazakhstan oil workers again under attack

The deputy chairperson of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan (CITUK) Nurbek Kushakbayev, was recently sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Nurbek's crime is calling a strike at the Oil Construction Company. Due to the importance of the oil sector to the economy of the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, this is not the first time that oil workers have faced government repression.