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Kazakh Colonel Convicted Of Slandering Nazarbaev's Family


Darigha Nazarbaeva speaking at a rally of the party she leads, Asar (file photo) (RFE/RL) May 11, 2006 -- A Kazakh court today convicted a retired intelligence officer of slandering the president's son-in-law.


The court sentenced Colonel Arat Narmanbetov to one year in prison for telling journalists that Rakhat Aliyev had ordered the killing in February of Altynbek Sarsenbaev, co-leader of the opposition party Naghyz Ak Zhol.


Aliyev is married to President Nursultan Nazarbaev's eldest daughter, Darigha Nazarbaeva.


(AP)

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