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UAE extradites Ablyazov associate to Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extradited to Kazakhstan the former managing director of the country’s BTA Bank, Rustam Ibragimov, an alleged associate of a leading opposition figure residing in France, Mukhtar Ablyazov, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported.

The Kazakh Prosecutor-General’s Office said on March 5 that Ibragimov is suspected of assisting Ablyazov with the illegal transfer of significant sums of money from BTA Bank to foreign financial institutions.
According to the office, Ibragimov’s extradition became possible after a Kyrgyz passport he used had been found to be illegal as a result of joint efforts between Kazakh, Kyrgyz and UAE …read more

Source:: The Times of Central Asia