Madina Ablyazova: we and our children have become subjects of Nazarbayev’s personal vendetta
© 16.07.2014

Madina Ablyazova has posted a statement on her Facebook page in which she is accusing the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, of attempts to destroy her family. The daughter of Mukhtar Ablyazov describes the persecution that her family including her husband Ilyas Khrapunov, have suffered at the hands of the Kazakh authorities.

Madina says that circles close to the president have been trying to stifle Kharapunov’s business through such practices as scaring off potential partners.   The whole family is being followed, and hackers hired by Astana - Madina reports - have gained access to her email account. The dissident’s daughter also says: “we and our children have become hostages to Nazarbayev’s personal vendetta (…)”. At the same time, she is adamant that she will never abandon her parents or cave in under pressure from Akorda.

Nazarbayev want to destroy our entire family
A statement by Madina Ablyazova and Ilyas Khrapunov

President Nazarbayev is not satisfied with merely destroying Mukhtar Ablyazov and his closest associates, whom he has been hunting down in every corner of the world. He is not satisfied with what he did to our mother Alma and our little sister Alua, who were abducted in Italy and taken by force to Kazakhstan. No — now he wants to destroy our entire family.

Two days ago, a dirty campaign was launched in the Kazakh and Russian mass media against Ilyas Khrapunov. The Kazakhstan regime has accused him of criminal activity and has declared him a wanted international fugitive. He is being charged with allegedly committing these crimes between the ages of 14 and 20, a time when he was attending boarding school and college abroad, outside of Kazakhstan. While the accusations themselves are incapable of withstanding any scrutiny, their purpose is clear: to discredit Ilyas as a businessman and paralyze his business, thereby hampering our family’s ability to help defend our parents.

It is for precisely this reason that Kazakhstan has filed an Interpol request for Ilyas, and is now using its controlled journalists and media outlets to help shape a negative public opinion about him. No doubt the next step will be criminal indictments against him in Russia.

The ongoing standoff between Mukhtar Ablyazov and Nazarbayev is now in its second decade. It would seem that the public annihilation of Mukhtar Ablyazov has become Nazarbayev’s life’s purpose. He will stop at nothing in his effort to destroy his political opponent, including cruelly persecuting all the members of our family and the people close to us.

We and our small children live under constant surveillance by operatives. Our mail gets opened and read by hackers hired by Astana. Ilyas’s business partners have suffered harm. Requests have been filed for the extradition of Ilyas’s father — twice. But the Swiss authorities have denied both these requests, and after the second one they let the Kazakhstan regime know in no uncertain terms that they would not be entertaining any more such requests in relation to Ilyas’s father. So the Nazarbayev regime has decided to go after the children instead.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been spent by Nazarbayev on his war with Mukhtar Ablyazov and his associates — lawyers, lobbyists, detectives, and media outlets are ready to fulfill every whim of the authoritarian regime in return for Astana’s money. Our family has nothing to hide, but we and our children have become hostages in this personal quest for revenge by Nazarbayev and his stooges.

But we will not renounce our parents, and we will not stand aside, no matter how much Nazarbayev and his inner-circle cronies may want us to.

Madina Ablyazova and Ilyas Khrapunov

Source: Facebook


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