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Three Top Officials Removed in Kazakhstan

February 21, 1987

MOSCOW (AP) _ Three top Communists in the republic of Kazakhstan were stripped of their party posts Saturday because of ethical violations or nepotism, Tass reported.

The official news agency said their removals were approved at a meeting of the Central Committee of the republic party organization.

Vladimir Kadyrbayev and Seilkhan Akkoziyev, ″committed gross breaches of party, economic and moral norms″ in their respective former positions as leader of the republic’s trade unions and government head in the Dzhambul region. Dyusetai Bekezhanov ″practiced favoritism, interfered in the process of personnel selection without valid reasons and promoted kith and kin to senior official positions,″ Tass said. He was also expelled from the party.

The removals were the latest personnel changes in the Kazakhstan party since Dinmukhamed Kunaev was replaced as republic party leader in December by Gennady Kolbin.

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