Former chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, was detained on charges of treason (part 1 of article 175 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan), transfers TASS.
“On January 6 of this year, the National Security Committee launched a pre-trial investigation into the fact of high treason, under Article 175 of Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the same day, on suspicion of committing this crime, former Chairman of the KNB K.K. Massimov was detained and placed in a temporary detention center. and others. Other information in the interests of the investigation is not subject to disclosure, ”the KNB press release says.
At the moment he is in the IVS.
January 6 President Tokayev changed the head of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov, having appointed Ermek Sagimbayev, the new chairman, who previously served as the head of the state security service.
Massimov was the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan twice in 2007-2012 and 2014-2016, as well as an assistant to Nursultan Nazarbayev (2003-2006).