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£7m-a-year Tony Blair tells tyrant: This is how you gloss over a massacre

‘Tony Blair instructed a hardline foreign ruler how to repair his image after his security forces shot dead unarmed protesters.

A leaked letter shows Mr Blair wrote to Kazakhstan’s despot president Nursultan Nazarbayev about how best to talk to the Western media about the massacre of 14 civilians.

Tony Blair Associates – the consultancy firm set up by the former Labour leader after he left Downing Street – is estimated to receive £7million a year for advising Mr Nazarbayev.

The former Labour PM told Mr Nazarbayev the killings in the Kazakh oil town of Zhanaozen in 2011 “should not obscure” progress his Government has made.’

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