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Remarks of Ambassador Ordway, chargé d’affaires a.i. at the press conference with the Deputy Procurator General of the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 20, 2013
 

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December 20, 2013

Remarks of Ambassador Ordway, chargé d’affaires a.i.
at the press conference with the Deputy Procurator General
of the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 20, 2013


In a December 20th press conference with Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Andrey Kravchenko, Ambassador John Ordway, chargé d’affaires a.i., made the following remarks:

•    I am here today to mark the end of a long and complex investigation that began on February 11, 2006 with the brutal murders of Altynbek Sarsenbayev, Baurzhan Baibosyn, and Vasiliy Zhuravlev.

•    I also wish to note the exceptional cooperation between Kazakhstani and American law enforcement.

•    Throughout this reinvestigation, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation had excellent access to all case records.

•    This included not only unfettered access to independently examine evidence and records, but also American polygraph examinations of witnesses conducted independently of Kazakhstani authorities.

•    The steps taken by the American FBI assisting in this investigation led to results consistent with the findings of the Procurator General of Kazakhstan.

•    I had met and known Altynbek Sarsenbayev, and I am extremely pleased that this investigation is complete.  

•    I hope the results of this reinvestigation will finally give some peace to the families of those murdered.
Additional information including statements by Deputy Prosecutor General Kravchenko can be found at:
http://prokuror.gov.kz/rus/novosti/press-releasy/oficialnoe-zayavlenie-generalnoy-prokuratury-respubliki-kazahstan
 
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