Ex-prime minister of Kazakhstan detained on suspicion of treason

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Former prime minister Kazakhstan was detained on suspicion of treason

The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan was headed by Masimov since 2016, and earlier he was the prime minister of the country.

In protest In Kazakhstan, was detained the former head of the National Security Committee of the country Karim Massimov , suspected of high treason.

This was reported by the press service of the Committee.

Massimov took part in a meeting of the Security Council on January 5, when he was still chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan. After a meeting of the Security Council, he was dismissed amid mass protests in Almaty.

The press service of the Committee clarifies that the pre-trial investigation into high treason under Article 175 of Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan began on January 6. On the same day, Masimov and other defendants in the case were detained and sent to the temporary detention center.

It is noted that the maximum punishment in this part of the article is imprisonment for up to 15 years with possible deprivation of citizenship.

He headed the National Security Committee in 2016, and on January 6, 2022, a decree was published on the website of the President of Kazakhstan on Masimov's resignation.

Masimov held the prime minister's chair for a record 8 years (2007-2012, 2014-2016), and was also an assistant to the country's President Nursultan Nazarbayev (2003-2006). Head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan (2012-2014). He has the rank of Lieutenant General of National Security.

Let us remind you that protests over gas prices have been going on in Kazakhstan for several days in a row. In some cities, the police brutally detained protesters.

As reported, the President of Kazakhstan, Kasim-Zhomart Tokayev, said that he had ordered the security forces to open fire to kill without warning. He stressed, “who is not surrender, he will be destroyed. “

What is happening in Kazakhstan – read in the material TSN.ua.

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