According to the security committee, authorities in Kazakhstan have detained Karim Massimov, the former chairman of the national security committee, on charges of treason.
Massimov was held along with many other officials, according to the National Security Committee, who were sacked this week as protests erupted across the Central Asian country. It didn’t name them or give any other information.
Reuters was unable to reach Massimov right away.
Hundreds of people have died, and public facilities across Kazakhstan have been looted and burned down in the worst violence the former Soviet nation has seen in its 30 years of freedom.