Former Kazakh national security committee chairman Karim Masimov detained

Karim Masimov,  Former head of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan

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# 08 January 2022 09:47 (UTC +04:00)

Former Kazakh National Security Committee chairman Karim Masimov was detained, the National Security Committee said, APA reports citing AKI Press.

On January 6, a pre-trial investigation into high treason was launched, the statement said.

On the same day, Masimov and other persons were detained and placed in a temporary detention facility on suspicion of high treason.

Karim Masimov was dismissed as Chairman of the National Security Committee on January 6.

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