Orda.kz denied the earlier published report on the detention of Lieutenant General Samat Abish, the son of Nursultan Nazarbayev's younger brother. The error was explained by “work in emergency”
The report on the detention in Alma-Ata of the nephew of the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Lieutenant General Samat Abish, who has served since 2015 as the first deputy chairman of the country's National Security Committee, turned out to be a mistake. This was reported in its Telegram channel by the Orda.kz edition, which previously released the news about the detention with reference to its source.
“ Our source, who reported on the detention of Nazarbayev's nephew Samat Abish, was mistaken, this information was not confirmed. Sorry, we are working in an emergency and our only task is & mdash; inform your readers. Please understand. We deleted the previous message & raquo;, & mdash; Orda.kz said in a statement.
On January 5, amid continuing unrest, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev dismissed General Abish from his post as First Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee. The former deputy head of the Tokayev administration, Murat Nurtleu, was appointed to this position.
Nazarbayev himself on the same day lost his post as head of the Security Council of Kazakhstan, which he headed after leaving the presidency in 2019.
< p> Earlier in the Telegram channel of the publication, a message also appeared that, according to information available to Orda.kz, Nursultan Nazarbayev and his daughters with their families have already left Kazakhstan and only the brother of the ex-president Bolat Nazarbayev remains in the country. This message has not been deleted.
Political scientists previously named Samat Abish, the son of Nursultan Satybaldy Nazarbayev's younger brother, among the possible successors of his uncle.
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