The office of the Kazakh international bureau on human rights and the rule of law in Almaty, the republic’s capital, was robbed over last weekend, Interfax reported Monday.
“A total of six monitors and 13 processors were stolen from the office and papers were strewn in many office rooms,” Zhemis Turmagambetova, deputy director of the organization, was quoted by Interfax as saying.
She thinks the robbers did not rob the office equipment to sell the stolen equipment. “I cannot say that the office was robbed with the aim of selling or reselling the equipment: the fax machines, telephones and printers that remained were intact. They are also valuable things,” she said.
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