On November 30, 2023, Quandyq Bishimbaev, a former Minister of National Economy, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of brutally murdering his wife, Saltanat Nukenova, in an Almaty restaurant. Additionally, his relative has been arrested for failing to report the crime.

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In 2017, Bishimbaev was convicted of allegedly receiving bribes on an especially large scale by the National Bureau for Combating Corruption. Later, in 2018, Bishimbaev, along with 22 others, faced a high-profile corruption trial that concluded with his conviction on charges of bribery and embezzlement while leading a state-controlled holding company.

A court in Astana sentenced him to 10 years in prison, but Bishimbaev was subsequently granted early release through a mass amnesty decreed by the government. He had served about 18 months of his term when the amnesty occurred.