Cassazione annuls Shalabayeva case acquittal, ex Palermo questor Cortese.

The Supreme Court has ordered a retrial of the acquittal verdict in the Shalabayeva case. The Court accepted the appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office against the June 2022 ruling by the Court of Appeals of Perugia, which had acquitted all four defendants, including former heads of the Mobile Squad and Immigration Office in Rome. The case revolves around the expulsion of Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of Kazakh dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov, to Kazakhstan in May 2013, along with their minor daughter. The reasons for the decision will be submitted, and the case will be heard again in Florence. The prosecutor’s office challenged the acquittals on charges of kidnapping against the police officers involved. The Deputy Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court also supported the appeal in his closing arguments.

Caso Shalabayeva, la Cassazione annulla l’assoluzione dell’ex questore di Palermo Cortese

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