Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kazakhstan’s former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev has been arrested over allegations of corruption, the country’s National Anti-corruption Bureau announced. 

"On January 12 with the approval of District Court #2 of Almaty District of Astana a preventive measure in the form of arrest was chosen against Kuandyk Bishimbayev," Sputnik cited the anti-corruption service as saying.

On Tuesday, Kazakhstan’s anti-corruption bureau announced that Bishimbaev was suspected of accepting bribes. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev dismissed Bishimbaev from the post of economy minister on December 28.

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