Kozlov’s apartments and houses in 14 Kazakhstan cities to be confiscated
Oct 16. Tengrinews
Criminal court of Mangistau oblast has publicized a list of property that belongs to the leader of the unregistered Alga party Vladimir Kozlov and is to be confiscated from him, Interfax-Kazakhstan writes.
According to the ruling, Kozlov will lose three land plots in Almaty and Pavlodar, apartments, houses and garages in Almaty, Aktobe, Atyrau, Karaganda, Kostanai, Kokshetau, Kyzylorga, Pavlodar, Uralsk, Petropavlovsk, Semei, Shymkent, Taraz, Taldykorgan, as well as 2 BMW cars and one off-roader.
Besides, the police confiscated $9.5 thousand from his car during a search in Almaty and $2 thousand was seized from an office of Alga party in Almaty.
It was proved in the hearings that Kozlov received large amounts of cash from the former Kazakhstan banker Mukhtar Ablyazov who was funding Alga. The party was by 95 percent financed by Ablyazov and his ally Ketebayev.
The ruling stated that to instigate the riots that torn Zhanaozen in December 2011 claiming lives of 15 people and wounding over 100 citizens, Kozlov acted through Akzhanat Aminov and Serik Sapargali. The money was spent on warm clothes for those standing on the main square and on tents. The families of the striking oilmen were also funded by the party.
The details of the use of mass media were also disclosed at the hearings. The materials calling to stand against the authorities were spread via TV channels and some of the newspapers. Wagons of newspapers and leaflets were sent to Aktau, where Aminov was meeting them and distributing among oilmen.
Kazakhstan last Monday convicted the opposition leader of inciting an attempted coup against President Nursultan Nazarbayev and sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in a penal colony. The Aktau city court convicted Vladimir Kozlov on charges of creating a criminal group, inciting social hatred, and making calls for a violent coup.
Kozlov, head of the unregistered Alga party in the oil-rich country of Kazakhstan, was arrested January after participating in oil workers’ protests that killed 15 people, tarnishing the country’s image of Central Asia’s safe haven.
He was arrested together with two other people, opposition activist Serik Sapargali and trade unionist Akzhanat Aminov, both of whom received suspended sentences the same day.