Austria Asks Swiss To Do New Autopsy On Dead Kazakh Dissident: Paper - Yahoo News
04 Mar 2015 - 02:02:02 am
An initial post (visit site) mortem in Austria found traces of obscure sedatives in Aliyev's body, which hardened his legal team's suspicions about the circumstances surrounding the death. Prosecutors say their investigation continues and the full report from the first autopsy may take days to come through. The justice ministry established an independent panel to oversee the case. On the day of his death, Aliyev, a former ambassador to Austria, had been due to money testify against other inmates who he said had blackmailed and threatened to kill him while making it look like suicide. The other inmates deny this. Aliyev, 52, was accused of murdering two bankers in Kazakhstan in 2007. He said the allegations were trumped up by political rivals after he fell out with former allies there, including his ex-father-in-law, President Nursultan Nazarbayev.