The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan announced the arrest of its former head, Karim Masimov, on suspicion of “treason”.
Whatsapp statment National Security Committee: “On January 6 of this year, the National Security Committee launched an investigation for the purpose of prosecuting the fact of high treason, in accordance with Article 175 of the first part of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.. On the same day, on suspicion of committing this crime, the former head of the Committee was arrested The National Security Agency of Kazakhstan, Karim Masimov and others, were placed in a temporary detention center.”
Yermokhamet Yertisbayev, a former advisor to the former President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, had recently said that one of the reasons for the crisis in the country is the betrayal of some senior officials. He described what happened in the country recently as an “attempted coup and armed rebellion.”
Karim Masimov, 56, studied at the Peoples’ Friendship University in Moscow at the Faculty of Economics and Law, and also studied at the Beijing Institute of Culture and Languages (Modern Chinese), at the Institute of International Law at Wuhan University in China (international law), and at the Kazakh State Academy For financial and credit management. In the 1990s he worked in banks, in 2000 he became the Minister of Transport of Kazakhstan, in 2001 Deputy Prime Minister, then he was an advisor to former President Nazarbayev (2003-2006), then head of his administration (2012-2014), and then he served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan (2007). 2012 and 2014-2016), headed the National Security Committee in 2016, and retained this position after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev became President of Kazakhstan, succeeding Nazarbayev.
Source: RIA Novosti
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