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Kazakhstan: Ex-PM’s Graft Sentence Cut on Appeal

A former prime minister of Kazakhstan who was jailed last year in a high-profile corruption case has had his jail sentence reduced on appeal.

The case attracted widespread attention in Kazakhstan, where corruption is rife but the arrest of political heavyweights on graft charges is rare. That has led some observers to speculate that the case is the result of infighting among the elite groups surrounding President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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Kazakhstan: Ex-PM’s Graft Sentence Cut on Appeal

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