Death of Aisultan Nazarbayev: Dariga Nursultanovna asks the public to show understanding and respect for the irreparable loss
On the website of the Nursultan, Nazarbayev Foundation appeared the appeal of the director of the foundation Dariga Nazarbayeva.
“My family is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Aisultan, and at this very difficult time we hope that the public will show understanding and respect for our irreparable loss,” the President’s eldest daughter wrote.
Earlier this afternoon it was reported that Aisultan Nazarbayev died in London
According to preliminary data, the cause of death was cardiac arrest. The funeral, according to some sources, will be held tomorrow in Almaty.
In February, Aisultan Nazarbayev gave an interview to our publication, you can read it here.
At the end of January, Aisultan wrote on his Facebook page: “Soon they will try to kill me or prove that I am a nutcase, or as my father in a cell hangs! My strength is with Allah and his son Jesus and with the holy spirit.”
Aisultan Rakhatovich was 30 years old, the youngest son of Dariga Nazarbayeva, and the late Rakhat Aliyev, grandson of Nursultan Nazarbayev, former president of Kazakhstan.
Born on August 26, 1990. He studied at the International College of Continuing Education in Astana, as well as at the boarding school “American International School” in Austria. In 2010 he graduated from the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. In 2012 he joined the General Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan, where he served for a year.
He started playing football at the club “Admira Wacker” during his father’s service as ambassador to Austria. In 2006 he played two matches in the first league of Kazakhstan for the capital “Rahat” and in 2007 he was a member of the FC “Railroad” Alma-Ata. He took part in the qualifying tournament for the 2006 European Youth Football Championship. For a while, I tried to play in the British Portsmouth.
In February-October 2017 he was Vice-President of the Football Federation of Kazakhstan for relations with international organizations of FIFA, UEFA, and national associations.
He was awarded the British Valor Award for his participation in operations equated to combat.
He was treated in a clinic for drug addicts because of his addiction to cocaine.
In October 2019, he was sentenced to probation for attacking a police officer in London in June 2019- Nazarbayev tried to attempt suicide in someone else’s room. The sentence included probation, continued treatment for drug addiction, community service, and a fine.
On 13 February 2020, Aisultan Nazarbayev sought political asylum from the UK. The ex-president’s grandson attributed the decision to pressure from the family, as he has information “about the high level of corruption between the government of Russia and Kazakhstan.”