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Rakhat Aliyev,Kazakhstan president's son-in-law,released on bail

The powerful son-in-law of Kazakhstan's autocratic president wanted in his homeland in connection with an alleged abduction has been released on bail.

Rakhat Aliyev, who was arrested Friday for alleged involvement in the suspected kidnappings of two senior managers of a bank he controls, was released on a EUR1 million (US$1.3 million) bail but must remain in Austria and continue to make himself available for extradition proceedings, Gerhard Jarosch, a spokesman for the Vienna public prosecutor's office, told the Austria Press Agency.