Kazakhstani Son In Law Of First President Of Kyrgyzstan Sentenced 20 Years In Absentia

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Adil Toigonbayev, Kazakhstani son in law of Askar Akayev, first president of Kyrgyzstan, has been sentenced 20 years in absentia, reports the KyrTAG news agency with a reference to the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan.

“Adil Toigonbayev has been adjudged guilty for a number of crimes and sentenced 20 years imprisonment with property confiscation and fined 20 000 soms in absentia. He has been obliged to pay 677 mln 291 thousand soms to the international airport of Manas,” reads the message.

As A. Toiganbayev is hiding abroad, he has been put on the international wanted list.

A. Toigonbayev, is a citizen of Kazakhstan, ex husband of elder daughter of Askar Akayev- Bermet Akayeva. Until March 2005 he controlled a number of mass media and companies of Kyrgyzstan. He was among the richest people. He was put on the wanted list after being charged swindle, embezzlement on a large scale and evasion from taxes.

He was detained in Dubai in 2016, the authorities of Kyrgyzstan failed to extradite him.