717 convicted of crimes in January attacks, attorney general says

NUR-SULTAN – 717 people were convicted for attacks, mass riots, possession of weapons and robberies during the January events, Prosecutor General Berik Asylov said at a meeting of the board of directors of the Attorney General’s office on July 28.

Prosecutor General Berik Asylov led the board meeting devoted to the results of the work of the prosecutor’s office. Photo credit: Gov.kz.

Since the beginning of the year, prosecutors have focused on establishing the causes and details of the “January tragedy” and identifying the organizers and participants in the terrorist attacks and riots. As a result, 474 criminal cases were filed in court.

Asylov also presented the results of his office’s work in other areas in the first half of 2022.
A gradual modernization of criminal procedures has taken place. Prosecutors verified 189,000 procedural decisions as part of the introduction of the three-tier model. Prosecutors pursued 570 indictments for particularly serious crimes.

Violations of constitutional and civil rights at the pretrial stage have decreased. Prosecutors dropped baseless charges against 1,077 people and 512 people were released from police and remand centers.

Improvements have been made in the area of ​​customs regulations and the liquefied petroleum gas market. Violations, thefts and corruption schemes have been identified.

Controls have been carried out to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as on the pricing of medical equipment and the activities of large wholesale markets.

Work has also been carried out by prosecutors to return illegally withdrawn funds to the country and restrict oligopolies.

Asylov instructed the Prosecutor General’s Office to ensure the protection of the rights of citizens, businesses and state interests, as well as to strengthen its coordinating role in the fight against crime.

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