The exjefefe of the National Security Committee (CSN) of Kazakhstan, Karim Masímov, has been detained by high betrayal, said organ report today in an official statement.
Masímov, which was dismissed on January 5, along with the rest of the government, is the main involved in the open research after the violent disturbances that have shaken the Central South Republic in recent days and that some sources consider a coup attempt.
According to Article 175 of the Criminal Code, Masímov, who exercised the position of Prime Minister before taking on 2016 the Headquarters of the CSN, could be sentenced to 15 years in jail.
The note requires that other individuals have been detained in the framework of the same case, although it does not specify, as some means point, if it is other senior CSN officials.
On January 6 Masímov participated in the Security Council meeting headed by the President, Kasim-Yomart Tokáyev, after what was arrested.
The former presidential adviser, Ermujamet Ertisbaev, today accused the detainee to hide for years the presence of training camps, where participants would have been instructed in current anti-government disturbances. "That is a terrible state crime," he said to public television.
Tokáyev gave yesterday the express order of "shooting to kill" without prior notice against participants in the riots in the former Soviet Republic that offer resistance to authorities.
Today, Saturday, stressed that, thanks to the deployment of troops by the Organization of the Collective Safety Treaty, the Postsoviological Military Alliance, the authorities have been able to send more units to the ancient capital, Almaty, epicenter of violence.
Several dozens of people, including 18 policemen, have died in the largest protests in 30 years of independence, according to the authorities.
The protests erupted at the beginning of the year peacefully due to the rise in gas prices, but led to violent disturbances in several cities of the country bathed by the Caspian Sea.
The President of Kazakhstan, Kasim-Yomart Tokáyev, said Saturday on the phone to his Russian colleague, Vladimir Putin, that the situation is stabilizing in the Central American Republic, scenario of violent disturbances in recent days.
"The president of Kazakhstan informed in detail about the situation created in the country and stressed that it is evolving towards stabilization," the Kremlin reported in a statement.Updated Date: 08 January 2022, 06:21