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Dissident Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov held in France: sources

LONDON/CANNES, France (Reuters) - Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh businessman accused of embezzling $6 billion from his former bank, BTA, has been arrested on the French Riviera, two sources said on Wednesday. Full story

Kazakhstan won't let oligarch's wife return to Italy

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan said on Saturday the wife of fugitive former minister and oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov could not leave the country because she was under investigation, and Ablyazov said his wife and daughter were in danger. Full story

Kazakhstan to Britain: Don't lecture us on human rights

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Monday nobody had the right to lecture his country after British Prime Minister David Cameron raised concerns about human rights in the former Soviet state. Full story

Kazakhstan trade trip poses human rights test for UK's Cameron

ATYRAU, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron flew into Kazakhstan on Sunday to help inaugurate the world's costliest oil project and seal new business deals, but faced immediate pressure to denounce the country's poor human rights record. Full story

Wife of runaway Kazakh oligarch under investigation: prosecutor

ALMATY (Reuters) - The wife of fugitive Kazakh oligarch and dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov is under investigation for involvement in a crime, prosecutors said on Monday, after she and her daughter were deported from Italy last week. Full story

Runaway oligarch says Kazakh leader takes revenge on family

ALMATY (Reuters) - Fugitive Kazakh oligarch and dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov said on Saturday his wife and daughter were with relatives in the city of Almaty, after earlier accusing President Nursultan Nazarbayev of "kidnapping" them following their deportation from Italy. Full story

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