Ex-intelligence Chief arrested for treason in Kazakhstan unrest.

Written by on January 9, 2022

Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief Karim Massimov has been arrested on suspicion of treason following nationwide anti-government protests.

The detention of Karim Massimov was announced by the National Security Committee, a body he headed until his removal this week.

Authorities now appear to be back in control of the largest city Almaty although President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said terrorist attacks were still happening in some places.

He made the comments in a phone call with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who sent hundreds of troops to Kazakhstan this week to help restore order.

President Tokayev has blamed foreign-trained terrorists for the unrest, without giving evidence.

Seun Fakorede

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