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.