Kazakh businessman accused of a coup attempt with the help of riots

During the protests in Alma-ATA, 21 may 2016

That, according to the investigators, known in the Republic businessman, Director of LLP “SHYMKENTPIVO” Tokhtar Tuleshov allegedly took steps for the violent seizure of power by funding protests against land reform, said the representative of the national security Committee of Kazakhstan (KNB) Ruslan Karasev, reports the Agency “news-Kazakhstan”. Protests against the reforms took place in the spring.

On 21 may, the police prevented the holding of unauthorized rallies in several cities of Kazakhstan. Were detained and brought to administrative responsibility more than 50 people. Discontent caused land reform, and it plans to auction 1.7 million ha of agricultural land. Later, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has imposed a moratorium on the relevant amendments to the Land code and instructed to create in Astana a special Commission on land reform.

“We have received proof that protests against the so-called land reform, which took place in the cities of Atyrau, Astana, Almaty, Uralsk, Kyzylorda, were inspired and financed by Mr. Tulesov in December of last year,” Karasev said at a briefing on Monday. According to the investigation, the protests should have been held before. However, after Tuleshova detained, the immediate organisers of the protests (some of them are already detained), have changed their terms.

“Plan it (Tuleshova. — RBC) of action provided for destabilizing the country by creating sources of tension, the organization of protests and riots, against which he planned to form a so-called alternative government and change the structure of the current government”, — quotes Karasev “Interfax”. According to him, to his plans Tuleshov led a targeted search of supporters among former and current senior officials in law enforcement, as well as in the command of separate units of the armed forces of the country.

According to the representative of CBN, together with Tuleshova were detained the former first Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Ilyas he touched upon the use and the former head of the Department of internal Affairs of South-Kazakhstan region the major General Hibratulla the Doskaliyev, as well as another senior police officer and two commanders of military units.

The Tuleshova detained in late January, during the operation of power structures in Shymkent. During the RAID seized several packages of weapons. Businessman suspected of crimes under articles “illegal manufacture, reprocessing, acquisition, storage, transportation to sales, shipment or sales of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues and financing activities of criminal groups, as well as the storage, distribution of property, development of financing channels”.