Ablyazov is likely in France 27 февраля 2012, 16:01
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Mukhtar Ablyazov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Former chairman of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov sentenced to 22 months in prison by London’s High Court for contempt of court is likely to have fled to France, The Telegraph writes.
According to the magazine, Ablyazov left Great Britain at about the same time when the court sentenced him to arrest. The assumption that ex-chairman of BTA Bank left for France was made by the bank's barristers during the hearing in London's High Court on Friday, February 24.
Earlier Tengrinews.kz English reported that representatives of BTA Bank applied to London's High Court with a motion to deprive Mukhtar Ablyazov of the right to protect his interests in court if he does not surrender to the authorities by 8:00 p.m. Moscow time on March 2 and does not agree to fully disclose his assets by 8:00 p.m. on March 9.
"It is suspected that this was by coach and that he may have had the use of a passport that he failed to deliver up. It is not known whether he remains in France," BTA Bank's barrister said.