Kazakhstan’s inside ministry says 16 police, nationwide guard and navy personnel have been killed and greater than 1,300 injured throughout the week of regional protests over gas value hikes that descended into nationwide riots. Kazakhstan’s nationwide safety committee (KNB) final week introduced the arrest of its former head Karim Masimov and “different individuals” on suspicion of treason.
Native journalists reported that authorities had allegedly opened an unspecified felony case in opposition to Suleimenov following the seize of native police and authorities buildings in Zhambyl’s administrative middle of Taras.
Quickly after, the KNB introduced that the physique of its colonel Azamat Ibrayev was discovered outdoors his residence within the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan.
Baza, a Telegram channel believed to have hyperlinks to Russia’s safety companies, claimed that Ibrayev fell from a high-rise constructing.
Interfax later cited Kazakhstan’s inside ministry as confirming that the top of a police district in Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis of Almaty, Tanat Nazanov, died from a coronary heart assault.
The three deaths come almost every week after social media footage confirmed crowds storming public workplaces, setting fireplace to buildings and seizing police tools, together with autos and riot gear.
Numerous accounts place the variety of complete casualties of the unrest throughout dozens of Kazakh cities at between 44 and 164.