In Kazakhstan, the case against the ex-banker Ablyazov’s murder brought to court

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate fotobanka in the Central square of Astana. Archival photoIn Kazakhstan, the case against the ex-banker Ablyazov’s murder brought to court© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate the image Bank

Kazakhstan General Prosecutor’s office has transferred in court criminal case concerning the former head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused in the Republic in the murder of a business partner of Yerzhan Tatishev Foundation in 2004, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry.

In 2004 Tatishev, died on a hunting trip in the result of a rifle-shot in the head. For causing death by negligence, the court in September 2007 sentenced the businessman Murathan, Tokmadi to one year of imprisonment. In 2017, Tokmadi said Tatishev deliberately shot by the order of Ablyazov, who later gained control of the Bank. Ablyazov is beyond Kazakhstan, he is accused of organization of murder Tatishev Foundation, committed from mercenary motives in the group of persons on preliminary arrangement. The sanction of this article prescribes punishment till 20 years of imprisonment or life imprisonment.

«The General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan informs that on 2 October 2018 the accused Ablyazov M. K. was brought before the court… the Case against Ablyazov M. K. is to be considered a specialized Interdistrict court on criminal cases of Zhambyl oblast», — stated in the message of Prosecutor’s office.

The Department stated that Ablyazov was repeatedly notified through the media, including French Newspapers, about the necessity of his participation in the investigation. «In connection with absence of Ablyazov M. K. and his chosen counsel, the accused, has been appointed a professional attorney with the Almaty city bar Association. Given the presence of the accused Ablyazov M. K. outside the Republic of Kazakhstan and is evading appearance, the General Prosecutor notifies Ablyazov M. K. about the direction of criminal case to court», — stated in the message.

In June 2017 specialized Interdistrict court of Almaty on criminal cases recognized Ablyazov guilty of creating a criminal Association and the embezzlement of BTA Bank, was sentenced to 20 years ‘ imprisonment with confiscation of property. The trial was conducted in the absence of Ablyazov, who spent many years living abroad. According to the national Bureau on combating corruption, the total amount caused by the former banker of damage exceeds $ 7.5 billion.

In March 2018 the Yessil district court of Astana recognized headed by Ablyazov unregistered movement «Democratic choice of Kazakhstan» (DVK) extremist organization and banned its activities in the country. According to the Prosecutor General, the purpose of Ablyazov is the overthrow and seizure of power.