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Press release on transfer of the nationals of Kazakhstan sentenced by Chinese courts for further serving the punishment (August 28th, 2015, Astana)

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 In order to protect the rights of nationals of Kazakhstan abroad five of our nationals sentenced by Chinese courts for smuggling drugs and rare animals for different terms of punishment were conveyed to Kazakhstan by the officials of the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Decisions on transferring them to Kazakhstan by the competent authorities of China made in the implementation of the Treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People's Republic of China on transfer of convicts from February 22, 2011 (which was ratified by the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan from November 20, 2013, People's Republic of China ratified on July 1, 2015) and based on the application of the convicts.

The relevant decisions of the courts of Kazakhstan were sent to the competent authorities of the PRC as the guarantee for the recognition and enforcement of sentences of Chinese courts regarding these persons.

The transferred persons will serve the remaining term of punishment in prisons of Kazakhstan in accordance with the national legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Prosecutor General’s press office of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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