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Shalabayeva thanks Italy after regaining freedom

Dissident's wife free to leave Kazakstan

24 December, 12:36
Shalabayeva thanks Italy after regaining freedom (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, December 24 - Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of Kazakh oligarch and political dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov, thanked Rome for its role in helping to persuade the Kazak authorities to give her back her freedom of movement in a phone call with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino Tuesday. Bonino expressed "great satisfaction" and said that Italy's embassy in Astana will "follow (the case) step by step until her departure (from Kazakstan) with her little daughter Adua".

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