As the lobbying war between the administration of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his former son-in-law Rakhat Aliyev heats up again in Washington, at home there’s a new twist in the endless tale of Kazakhstan’s Public Enemy Number One.
Aliyev’s now facing murder charges, over four years after two bankers he’s alleged to have slain – Zholdas Timraliyev and Aybar Khasenov – disappeared.
Evidence “irrefutably proving” their murder by Aliyev and his associates has emerged, Prosecutor-General Askhat Daulbayev said on June 15 in remarks quoted by KazTAG.
He said the men had been tortured, suffocated, put in barrels and hidden in the Remizov Gorge outside Almaty, where their bodies were finally found this May.
To read the full story