Category: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

Uzbekistan to receive 130 million francs following prisoner confession

The restitution of 130 million francs to Uzbekistan, announced on Monday, June 24 by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, is based on a confession received in 2016 by Swiss federal prosecutor Patrick Lamon. The prisoner in question, 42-year-old Rustam Madumarov, is a former boyfriend of Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the late Uzbek president. He hopes that the …

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Accommodated by the EU, Ivanyushchenko remains on Swiss sanctions list

Former Ukrainian MP Yuriy Ivanyushchenko has failed in an attempt to have his name removed from the Swiss sanctions list targeting allies of former president Viktor Yanukovych, ousted in 2014. Currently being investigated for fraud by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, Ivanyushchenko lost his appeal to the Federal Administrative Court. The fact that the European Union chose to remove Ivanyushchenko’s name …

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