The wife of a businessman arrested in Kazakhstan on suspicion of heading a criminal racketeering gang is crying foul with allegations that security service agents are torturing her spouse.
But Murathan Tokmadi, who runs a major glass-making factory called KazStroySteklo, is attracting little attention from local media, suggesting little will be done about the accusations.
When it was announced in June that the National Security Committee, or KNB in its Russian initials, had detained Tokmadi after months of surveillance, many were stunned. The businessman had relatively recently even enjoyed positive overtures from President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Tokmadi’s spouse, Jamilya Aimbetova-Tokmadi, has now written on her Facebook page and posted a video on YouTube to claim that her husband is being physically abused in KNB holding cells in an attempt to force him to provide incriminating testimonies.
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