Businessman Yertayev filed an appeal for waiver of the Kazakhstan citizenship

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotobank Vakhitovsky district court of Kazan. Archival photoBusinessman Yertayev filed an appeal for waiver of the Kazakhstan citizenship© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Detained in Russia at the request of the Kazakhstan former Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of JSC «Bank RBK» Zhomart Yertayev has filed an appeal for waiver of the Kazakhstan citizenship and asked for refugee status in Russia, he declared in Moscow city court, which will consider the request of the Prosecutor’s office about his detention.

In Kazakhstan, Yertayev is suspected of fraud, he was detained in Russia, but the court refused to remand, restricting house arrest. The Prosecutor’s office challenged such a mild measure in court, calling it a «fatal mistake.»

«I sent a letter of refusal from citizenship of Kazakhstan in the diplomatic organs,» said the suspect.

Earlier Yertayev said that he had asked Russia for refugee status. «He issued a certificate on the consideration of the said petition. Officers interviewed him,» he explained.

He added that the wife yertav was forced to leave Russia because she had been receiving threats. Now she is in a third country, her address is not disclosed.

«I don’t trust justice of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan law enforcement authorities, so three years ago I moved to Russia. I started the procedure of registration of passport, but it is long, so now I have applied for refugee status,» said Yertayev.

All the prosecution side yertav considers the political and associated with the business interests of competitors in the Republic.

The case against yertav was initiated in March of this year under part 4 of article 177 of the criminal code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the fraud), a week later, the businessman was declared in the international search, to be heard in court data. Under this article to it threatens till ten years of imprisonment. As explained by the Prosecutor, he is charged with embezzlement of funds worth more than $ 80 million.

Police earlier detained yertav in the Central passage near the «Moscow-city».