Eight criminal cases initiated against Kyrgyzstan former president ‘s supporters


Dzhamshitov addressing the media conference - Kabar

Dzhamshitov addressing the media conference – Kabar

Bishkek: Eight criminal cases have been initiated against former President Almazbek Atambayev’s supporters, Otkurbek Dzhamshitov, the Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, said.

Addressing a media conference at Kabar News Agency, he noted that cases of mass riots, murder, hostage-taking, four cases of attempted murder and hooliganism have been initiated.

An inter-ministerial commission of investigators had been established regarding the dramatic events that unfolded on August 7-8 in Koi-Tash village during the attempts to transfer Atambayev who had ignored summons related to a criminal investigation.

Farid Niyazov (the former head of the President’s Office), Alga Kylychev (the member of Atambayev Support Group), Amantur Dzhamgyrchiyev (the Aikol Ala-Too Public Association Chairman) and Marat Shamenov, all Atambayev’s supporters, were detained after hostage-taking and mass riots, Dzhamshitov said. Under a court order, they will remain in custody until October 8, Kabar news agency reported.

Dzhamshitov explained that Atambayev is suspected of using weapons, organizing mass riots, obstructing investigations, taking hostages, killing one person and attempting to kill another.

A clash between law enforcers and supporters of Atambayev occurred on August 7 in the evening in Koi-Tash village, in the house of Atambayev during the transfer of the former President to the investigative bodies in the case of kingpin Aziz Batukayev.

As a result, Usen Niyazbekov, deputy head of the Alfa special unit of the State Committee for National Security was killed, and more than 40 people were injured.

On August 8, law enforcement agencies detained Atambayev at his home in Koi-Tash, and then he was placed in the detention facility of the State Committee for National Security until August 26.

Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated in connection with the mass riots in Koi-Tash, the killed special forces officer and the injured law enforcement officers.


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