(By Special Correspondent – Egypt, Cairo):-
The slain diplomat of Kazakhstan Elaman Zholdasov killed in Cairo, Egypt was finally laid to rest in Almaty, Kazakhstan by family and friends in tears and shock. His eight months pregnant wife could not travel due to the ongoing investigation by the Egyptian police.
In a statement she stated: “Since 13/12/19 the case is under investigation by the Egyptian prosecution office. Medical report was not provided till today in 19 days.’
She stated: “when I asked prosecutor about the footprints & blood on the wall, he was surprised not being aware about the case facts. The prosecutor general confirmed me that my husband was with Egyptian journalist Mazen & his investor friends from Saudi Arabia that evening”.
She stated: “I found his body in a totally lying position with a tied neck near our flat in porch of the building at 11 am on December 13, 2019.
She stated: “today on December 31, 2019 I received a copy of the dearth certificate with wrong facts. That his body was found in the flat & dearth time was at 19:48 on December 13, 2019. Additionally, to the dearth certificate is our Embassy’s legalized translation. Why the Egyptian prosecution office issue wrong document? Why our Embassy legalize its translation?
In her statement on 31 December 2019 she said: “today was funeral of my husband in our country (Kazakhstan). The body was finally delivered to the motherland after a long unsuccessful waiting for the medical report. I didn’t want to make double medical expertise at first, so I wanted for the Egyptian report. Because of unclear investigation from the Egyptian side we decided to do the expertise (postmortem) again in Kazakhstan. The expertise (postmortem) was done on 30 December 2019, and results will be given in 30 days at maximum period. So many people attended the funeral, among them were mostly his friends, relatives & even people who knew him as a kind man”.
Aynur Moldabaeva, widow of the diplomat said: “I ask all international human rights organizations & mass media to intervene & draw attention to the case. As my husband was killed & now his dearth is not fully investigated trying to present the facts in different ways as a suicide. A person cannot kill himself in a complete lying position with so much blood near his head”.
She has already appealed to the President of Kazakhstan for transparent investigations into the suspicious killing of her husband.
She said: “I appeal to H.E. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev President of Kazakhstan to send Kazakh investigation team to investigate the meritorious death of my husband Elaman Zholdasov who was a diplomat stationed at the Cairo embassy of Kazakhstan in Egypt.”