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Guilty Verdict in High-Profile Kazakhstan Domestic Violence and Murder Case

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Members of the Kazakhstan diaspora and supporters attend the “Justice for Saltanat” rally in Krakow, Poland, April 21, 2024. © 024 Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via AP A Kazakh court has delivered a guilty verdict in the high-profile trial of the country’s former economy minister, Kuandyk Bishimbayev. On May 13, the court found Bishimbayev guilty of the torment and murder with extreme cruelty of his partner Saltanat Nukenova and sentenced him to 24 years in a maximum-security prison. Murder with extreme cruelty carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, while torment…

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