Early on the morning of 16 November, at Fresh and Go Café on Azattyk Avenue in Atyrau, a fight took place between an expat and a local man. It was reported to Ak Zhaiyk, that at about one in the morning, a verbal skirmish arose between the two men, who allegedly were both intoxicated. The fight became physical and other café patrons called the police and an ambulance.
According to eyewitnesses, the expat refused hospitalisation, despite being diagnosed with a neck injury. According to Ak Zhaiyk, he has since flown to Dubai for treatment. Police have detained a suspect for bodily harm.
by Farkhat ABILOV