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Date Set For Extremism Trial Of Kazakh Businessman


The date has been set for the trial of a Kazakh businessman charged with attempting to overthrow the government, extremism, and illegal weapon possession.

The Kazakh Military Court said on September 5 that the trial in the high-profile case will start on September 14.

Tokhtar Toleshov, chief executive of one of Kazakhstan's largest breweries, was detained in January along with 24 other suspects, including the ex-deputy prosecutor-general and the former chief of the South Kazakhstan regional police.

Toleshov’s detention followed a crackdown by Astana on both pro-Russian and nationalist activists.

He had run the Kazakh office of a Russia-based organization called the Center for the Analysis of Terrorist Threats. He had also advised Russia's parliament on matters of economic cooperation and religion.

Based on reporting by inform.kz and nur.kz
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