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Kazakhstan detains former security chief for treason

Al Jazeera, 09 Jan 2022
The former head of Kazakhstan’s domestic intelligence agency has been detained on suspicion of high treason after he was fired amid violent protests.
The National Security Committee, or KNB, said in a statement on Saturday its former chief Karim Masimov – a close ally of Kazakhstan’s founding President Nursultan Nazarbayev – was arrested on Thursday after it launched an investigation into charges of high treason.

Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports.

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