Over 600 Kazakhstan citizens are imprisoned abroad 30 декабря 2011, 13:20
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Over 600 Kazakhstan citizens are serving sentences in foreign prisons, Department of Legal Statistics and Special Records of Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office told Tengrinews.kz.
According to the authority, 616 Kazakhstan citizens were imprisons abroad. Most of them are in Russian prisons.
The crimes that Kazakhstan citizens are most frequently charged for are robbery, intended infliction of harm to health and attempt to illegally cross the state border.
Kazakhstan is ranked 22nd in the world by the number of prisoners. According to the statistics, the ratio of convicts is 321 per every 100 thousand people in Kazakhstan. As of January 1, 2011 Kazakhstan had over 57 thousand prisoners.
By Dmitriy Khegai