Letter from Madina Ablyazova to Nursultan Nazarbayev
© mukhtarablyazov.org 30.01.2014

Mr. Nazarbayev,

My father’s conflict with you and your political regime has been lasting over a decade already. You see no limits attempting to do away with my father. In particular, members of our family and our dear ones face the worst prosecution. Apparently, you have set it as your life goal to publicly get rid of your political opponent Mukhtar Ablyazov. To this end, you have been spending hundreds of millions of dollars and thereby emphasize your political power to the people of Kazakhstan and to the rest of the world, instead of satisfying the country’s needs.

Your apprehension, alas, reached no further than one of an ordinary dictator of a third world country who spends people’s money to become wealthier, to get rid of his enemies, and to arrange ostentatious events producing no effect but satisfaction of your own ambitions.

My father is supposed to be extradited to Russia and Ukraine according to the decision of the French court. But this is just the first step. The appeal process may take a year, and perhaps longer. Thus, even if we assume that you get your hooks in my father that I highly doubt, it would not happen any earlier than mid-2015. And from this time on you would obtain a new political prisoner. However, he would be your first political prisoner of international importance.

It is no longer a secret that your days as a political figure are numbered. Time takes its course, and your methods and techniques of running the country are out dated just as your epoch is, despite your attempts to grasp at a straw.

In 2017, you plan to host the Expo World Fair. Perhaps it will not be hosted by you, but by a “heir” whom you will hand over your political power violating election law as usually. And it will most likely be your successor who will have to clean out your political “Augean stables” on the eve of the event that means so much to you. After all, you intend to appear as the Leader of the Nation in all your grandeur in any case, even if you leave the office officially.

Mr. Nazarbayev,

Taking full responsibility I hereby declare that starting from this moment I will put all of my efforts and the efforts of my team – and trust me, our resources are significant – to inform international community that my father, Mukhtar Ablyazov, is your political prisoner, and not a political prisoner of Russia and Ukraine. And I will urge the whole world to boycott your pretentious event, the 2017 World’s Fair. Instead of visiting your palaces, international delegations will push for meetings with political prisoners and all the people who have been repressed over the years of your rule. I will strive for the effect that at your vanity fair, you will only be greeted by representatives of the countries, where they still eat their political rivals for lunch, believing that this gives them success and power.

Madina Ablyazova


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