That Was Fast

by Joshua Foust on 1/17/2008

Tried in absentia whilst “rotting” in Austria, Rakhat Aliyev—the bête noir of Kazakh politics and now-former son-in-law of good ol’ Uncle Nazzy—has been found guilty. My favorite part?

Interestingly, although the court ruled that Aliyev’s property should be confiscated, it is an open secret that his former wife, president’s elder daughter Dariga Nazarbayeva, has been actively re-registering ex-husband’s assets for her own and their elder son’s names.

Yes, where should dignity be in the confiscation of your ex-husband’s ill-gained possessions?

Don’t Forget: Fun with conspiracy theories, Rakhat Aliyev edition. And for giggling’s sake, a gratuitous photo of how Uncle Nazzy wants us all to be in great shape:

Uncle Nazzy


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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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