Traces of sedatives found in Kazakh dissident hanged in Austrian jail

February 27, 2015 1:14 PM

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Traces of sedatives found in Kazakh dissident hanged in Austrian jail

VIENNA (Reuters) - Sedatives have been found in the body of Rakhat Aliyev, a prominent Kazakh dissident found hanged in an Austrian prison this week in what authorities say was suicide.

An initial toxicological test on Aliyev showed traces of barbiturates, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Vienna said, stressing it may take days for the final autopsy report to come through.

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