Kazakhstan reveals dual citizenship of MPs

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Astana, Kazakhstan, August 8
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakhstan has found evidences of dual citizenship of members of parliament.

Deputy Head of the First Department of the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Nurdaulet Suindikov made the remarks at the forum of the heads of near-border prosecutor's offices of Kazakhstan and Russia held in Astana.

"The facts of dual citizenship are being found, as a result of which former Kazakh citizens continue to receive pensions and benefits, and work for local enterprises. We assume that the opposite situation may happen in Russia. Law enforcement authorities even identified the facts the persons being in the state service including the MPs of representative bodies by avoiding the procedure of renouncing citizenship of Kazakhstan, obtained Russian citizenship," he said.

The deputy department head added that it is contrary to Kazakhstan`s Constitution, which prohibits dual citizenship, but did not say how the MPs with dual citizenship was found out.

Suindikov also told journalists that the supervisory authority will announce the names of these persons in a short time.

"We want the Russian side to support us in this matter and the position of the need for rapid information exchange on the facts of dual nationality or the issue of unification of common databases of migration," he said.

The majority of illegal immigrants enter Russia via Kazakhstan`s territories. Herewith, the major channels of illegal migration are railway and roads of international traffic. The number of illegal migrants from Central Asian countries varies between 3 - 4 million people and from Kazakhstan at the level of 300,000 - 500,000 people, according to experts, Suindikov said.

Edited by CN

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