Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov. 1
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhs continue visiting the "hot spots" in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and the south-east of Ukraine, despite the criminal liability for this, according to a message from Kazakh Attorney General's Office.
"In order to secure the justice and prevent the offences, the Attorney General's Office of the Kazakhstan Republic informs that it has impartial information about a number of Kazakh citizens taking part in combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria," the message said.
The Attorney General's Office added that currently the Kazakh citizens are continuing their attempts to depart for the so called hot spots, including by means of people engaged in recruiting and sending those willing to the combat zones.
"There is data about the departure of individual citizens to participate in the armed conflict in the south-east of Ukraine," the message said.
It was noted that, under these facts, the law enforcement and special state authorities instituted criminal cases and investigations are underway.
The Attorney General's Office also said that courts awarded sentences on some of the criminal cases.
"The Attorney General's Office warns citizens of the Kazakhstan Republic, trying to leave the country to take part in the fighting, about committing these crimes and warns about the criminal liability for this," the message read.
The message also said that any such signs are carefully checked by the law enforcement and special government bodies.
Edited by SI