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If before in Kazakhstan, politically motivated criminal cases were brought against real political opponents of Akordy, now politically motivated cases are brought against theirs – those who opposed the government in word or deed. About that writes

I will at least take the latest legal proceedings as an argument.

Samy is political insignificant court – on the former Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov and his subordinates, apparently, continues.

We specifically used the word “visible” because there is no information about what is happening. We fully accept that the trial may have already ended and the verdict has been delivered, but for internal or personal political reasons, Akorda decided to keep the Kazakhs in the dark.

Then the second, equally significant trial in the case of Kairata Boranbaeva, multimillionaire and participant grades “Forbes-Kazakhstan”, the former relative of the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayeva, is in open mode.

It started ten, I remind you, in Astana at the very beginning of the New Year 2023.

According to Press release On December 26, 2022, the Financial Monitoring Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairatu Boranbaeva and her two accomplices were charged with embezzlement of 14.5 billion tenge during the purchase of liquefied natural gas and legalization of funds obtained in a criminal way.

We are not going to judge Kairata Boranbaeva, although we are sure that she has enough sins. In this case, we were interested in another thing – why exactly ten defendants appeared on the bench, or, say, a billionaire, and also a participant grades “Forbes-Kazakhstan” Timur Kulibayev?

Grekhov and Kulibaeva, in our opinion, are an order of magnitude higher than Boranbaeva, and he is closer to the former “national leader”. And not just with family ties, but also with long-term embezzlement of public funds, abuse of official position and body laundering.

There is no doubt that the decision to send Kairata Boranbaeva behind bars was made by AFM and Akordoi investigators. According to information from our insiders, the decision was made by two people – the chairman of RK Kasym-Jomart Tokaev and the head of his administration Murat Nurtleu.

At the same time, if the rumors circulating in Astana are to be believed, Boranbaev could avoid his current fate. To do so, he had to fulfill the informal conditions presented to him:

contribute a very large sum (larger than what he now incriminates) to the fund”To the people of Kazakhstan“, to return to the Republican budget a significant part of the funds received from the budget for the launch of the production of the “Sputnik-V” vaccine against the corona virus.

Either Boranbayev underestimated the risk, or he did not believe in the reality that he could be repressed, or he was afraid, but he refused to go to the government. Well, they decided to plant it, so the second, to be precise, was no good. In addition, it is very noisy to plant and show. The main (political) objective is to force Kazakh companies, including large ones, to listen to Tokaev and his associates, responding to their demands (in the interests of the state, as well as private interests).

I repeat once again that we do not believe in the innocence of Kairata Boranbaeva in general, but in the fact that he is now being punished for exactly what he is really guilty of before the law. And this circumstance unites her criminal case and personal fate with the criminal case and personal fate of the ex-head of KNB Karima Masimova.

We have already written several times that despite all his sins, Masimov is hardly responsible for the fact that he is now incriminated by Akor and the law enforcement agencies under his control – in the organization of the January events of the year and the casualties and losses they have caused.

In this regard, we have decided to mark a very important moment from the point of view of domestic politics.

If previously in Kazakhstan politically motivated criminal proceedings were brought against personalities who, despite the ambiguity of their persons, functions, political and business activities, were undoubtedly political opponents of Akor, politically motivated prosecutions are now committed against them.

That is, people who, in word or deed, have opposed the authoritarian government as a whole and those who personify it.

Karim Masimov and Kairat Boranbaev are distinguished from Akezhana Kazhegeldina, Mukhtar Ablyazova and Rakhat Aliyeva by name (we have named them among the most famous who were and are persecuted by the Kazakh authorities). And this circumstance leads us to sad thoughts – after all, the Kazakh authoritarian political system repeats what happened in the Soviet totalitarian system in the thirties and fifties of the XX century.

We remind you that then, in the 30-50s of the 20th century, during the so-called Stalinist repressions, the real opponents of Soviet power were first planted and destroyed. After that, the repressive machine was launched against their own honored Bolsheviks, participants in the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b), members of the Soviet People’s Committee of the USSR, high-ranking military officers , etc.

Why? And quite simply because they joined the court of the then dictator Joseph Stalin for political, clan or personal reasons.

Of course, it is impossible to compare Tokayev with Stalin, and the times are different, but the very fact that the relevant decisions – who will sit behind bars and who will not – are made personally, arbitrarily and subjectively, leads us to sad reflections on the future of the country.

PS And a few words in conclusion.

It seems that for various reasons Kairat Boranbaev turned out to be less flexible and able to turn, like, for example, Nurlan Smagulov, also Participant notes “Forbes-Kazakhstan”.

Recall that Smagulov, being the junior partner of Mukhtar Ablyazov, was able to survive, thanks to the fact that at that time he moved under the “roof” of billionaire Bulat Utemuratov, his closest assistant and trusted “portfolio” Nazarbayev and another participant. grades “Forbes-Kazakhstan”.

Later Smagulov followed Utemuratova, was successful in business and was able delight even Nazarbayev himself was insidious, and now, although he does not shine, he has considerably strengthened himself politically.

The fact is that the current head of the administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu is the nephew of Kuanyshu sultanovin the past, one of the closest associates of Nursultan Nazarbayeva, who held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It was Sultanov who greatly helped “Astana-Holding” Mukhtar Ablyazov in business development, and Nurlan Smagulov was the contact person at that time, who, in particular, not only forwarded the request, but also carried a suitcase with dollars so that the problems could be solved more quickly.

So, due to strong family ties, Nurlan Smagulov is now “in love” and will repeat the fate of Kairata Boranbaeva.

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