55 year old man freed from slavery in Akmola region

Date: 03:36, 09-04-2014.

Almaty. April 9. KazTAG - 55 year old man has been freed from 2 years long slavery in Akmola region, reports the department of internal affairs.

"A resident of Kornekty village of Burabay district illegally kept the 55 year old man and made him work," reads the message.

The victim said he had been illegally detained for 2 years and forced to work, his documents had been withdrawn.

In his words, in 2012 together with his family he moved to Kulstan village and worked for the resident of Kornekty village. The man said he had not been paid for his work, he had been threatened with physical harm.

Several times the victim managed to escape to his sister to Kulstan village but the slaveholder forcefully took him away from there.

A criminal case on the article 126 part 1 of the criminal code has been instituted.

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