EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY

The international criminal case

By Alina Kantor

Today the former head of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank, Mukhtar Ablyazov, appears on the list of the biggest financial scammers of the 21st century. However, he denies that he stole more than $ 7.5 billion from the bank. He claims that the international criminal case brought against him by the courts of the three CIS countries and several European countries is political pressure. But it is not ruled out that soon a "political affair" will really be launched for him - for organizing extremist activities and financing terrorism in different countries.