Former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev placed in GKNB's remand prison | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

18 August,


Former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev placed in GKNB's remand prison

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Former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev was placed in the remand prison of the National Security Committee until August 26, his attorney Sergei Slesarev said, AkiPress reports.

His interrogation ended by 1 am August 9 after the Interior Ministry forcibly brought him to the GKNB from his home in Koi-Tash, where Atambayev's supporters and police clashed for 2 days. 

Atambayev is a suspect in Aziz Batukayev's case.

Clashes between the SWAT soldiers and supporters of Atambayev occurred in his home in Koi-Tash village on August 7 evening. The National Security Committee special forces soldiers tried and failed to arrest Atambayev by storming his house. At least 50 people were injured, one SWAT soldier died.

Parliament of Kyrgyzstan stripped Atambayev of his immunity from prosecution on June 27. Atambayev is accused of illegal freeing of crime boss Aziz Batukayev from prison, concealment of income, corruption, power abuse. Atambayev slammed the parliament and denied all accusations. He said earlier that he will resist his arrest attempts and dismissed several police summons.

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