Former Ambassador Aliyev is Dead: Lawyers Doubt Suicide

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: February 24, 2015; 12:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Rakhat Aliyev, the former son-in-law of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, is supposed to have hanged himself in his cell. Aliyev sat in Vienna-Josefstadt in custody for allegedly killing two bankers in his homeland Kazakhstan. Today he would have to testify against alleged blackmailers.

Former Kazakh ambassador Rakhat Aliyev is dead / Picture: © Twitter/ @DrRakhatAliyev

The inmate at the prison in Josefstadt was found on Tuesday at 7:20 am.