Arrest of ex-Kazakh National Economy Minister extended until March

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Former National Economy Minister of Kazakhstan Kuandyk Bishimbayev will remain under arrest as it was sanctioned by the specialized Astana court, Kazinform News Agency reports.

According to the court’s press service, Kuandyk Bishimbayev’s arrest was extended through Mar.9. The initial decision on Bishimbayev’s arrest was made on November 11.

Recall that Bishimbayev was detained by the Astana police in November 2023 on suspicion of murdering his wife at one of the local restaurants. The suspect reportedly beat his spouse to death.

The police reportedly completed criminal investigation into the case.

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