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China Sends Home Two Convicted Kazakh Women

  • RFE/RL's Kazakh Service

ASTANA -- Beijing has handed over to Kazakhstan two Kazakh women who were convicted in China on charges of drug trafficking.

Kazakhstan's Prosecutor-General said on April 1 that the Kazakh citizens will serve their prison terms in Kazakhstan. (http://prokuror.gov.kz/eng/news/press-releases/press-release-transfer-nationals-kazakhstan-sentenced-chinese-courts-further-1)

The convicts' identities and prison terms were not provided.

Kazakh officials said earlier that nine Kazakh citizens convicted in China for various crimes had been transferred to Kazakhstan since August 2015 to serve their prison terms at home.

An agreement between Kazakhstan and China on the repatriation of imprisoned nationals was signed in 2011 and ratified by Kazakhstan in November 2013 and China in July 2015.

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