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Atambayev's arrest upheld

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Former president Almazbek Atambayev's arrest was upheld on Oct 15 by the Pervomay district court of Bishkek, his attorney said, AKIpress reports.

Atambayev was detained on August 8 during storming of his house in Koi-Tash village.

His house in Koi-Tash village was stormed by authorities to arrest him on August 7-8.  Violent clashes occurred between Atambayev's supporters and the police injuring at least 40 and killing 1 SWAT soldier.The Prosecutor General's Office charged Atambayev with use of violence against law enforcement officials; organizing mass riots; organization of the murder; organizing attempted murder; organizing hostage-taking.

On August 14, the Military Prosecutor's Office charged Atambayev with illegal transfer of ownership of the Forum building and modernization of the Bishkek CHPP.Parliament of Kyrgyzstan stripped Atambayev of his immunity from prosecution on June 27.

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