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Rakhat Aliyev

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Rakhat Aliyev
Aliyev in April 2007
Kazakhstan Ambassador to Austria, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia
In office
21 June 2002 – July 2005
Kazakhstan Ambassador to Austria
In office
9 February 2007 – 26 May 2007
Personal details
Rakhat Mukhtaruly Aliyev
Рахат Мұхтарұлы Әлиев

(1962-12-10)10 December 1962
Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, USSR[1]
Died24 February 2015(2015-02-24) (aged 52)
Vienna, Austria
Cause of deathhanging
Spouse(s)Dariga Nazarbayeva (d. 2007)
Elnara Shorazova (m. 2007)
Childrenthree children (with Nazarbayeva)[1]
Nurali Rakhatovich (b. 1985)
Aisultan Rakhatovich (b. 1990)
Venera Rakhatovna (b. 2000)
Educationlaw degree, 1997; Ph.D economics, 2005
Occupationdiplomat, politician, businessman
Known forarrests for murder, kidnapping, money laundering

Rakhat Mukhtaruly Aliyev (Kazakh: Рахат Мұхтарұлы Әлиев; 10 December 1962 – 24 February 2015) was a senior official of the government of Kazakhstan. He died in an Austrian prison awaiting trial on charges of murder. His trial was planned to start in Vienna in first half of year 2015.[2] He was chief of Kazakhstan's tax police, deputy chief of the KNB state security service (Kazakhstan's successor to the Soviet KGB), ambassador to Austria, and first vice foreign minister.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Алиев Рахат Мухтарович (персональная справка)" (in Russian). Zakon.kz. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. "Former Kazakh Diplomat Aliyev Arrested in Vienna" Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, Austrian Independent, 6 June 2014