Khrapunova, Leila

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

In October 2018,  a court in Kazakhstan found Khrapunova and her husband Victor Khrapunov, guilty of organization of a criminal group, financial fraud, and bribe-taking (RFE/RL, 2018).

Khrapunova and her family moved to Switzerland in 2007 in the wake of a scandal surrounding parcels of land that her husband was distributing  illegally during his tenure as mayor (RFE/RL, 2018).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Former insider.

Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2018.
Violence experienced: .
International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

They have been living in Switzerland since 2007 (RFE/RL, 2018).

Press sources:

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (2018). 'Kazakhstan: Former Almaty mayor, wife convicted and sentenced in absentia', 8 October 2018, available at: