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Vienna: Former Kazakh Ambassador to Austria has been Arrested

Published: June 7, 2014; 00:03 · (Vindobona)

Rakhat Aliyev, ex-son-in-law of Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been arrested in Vienna. Aliyev, who has been convicted in absentia in Kazakhstan on charges ranging from kidnapping and embezzlement to plotting a coup against Nazarbayev, has been detained because of a murder investigation against him, which has been opened in 2011.

Former Kazakh ambassador Rakhat Aliyev has been arrested / Picture: © Wikipedia / Mikhail Evstafiev

Rakhat Aliyev, the former son-in-law of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been arrested in Vienna six years after fleeing Kazakhstan following a spectacular fall-out with his father-in-law.

The arrest of Aliyev, who has been convicted in absentia in Kazakhstan on charges ranging from kidnapping and embezzlement to plotting a coup d’etat against Nazarbayev, was reported…

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