Son of former Kyrgyz president to register at London police station on weekly basis
BISHKEK, October 16 - RAPSI. Maxim Bakiyev, the son of Kyrgyzstan's former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has been released on bail on condition that he registers at a London police station on a weekly basis, the UK Embassy in Bishkek reports on Tuesday. His extradition has been requested by both the United States and Kyrgyzia.
Maxim Bakiyev, who headed the Central Agency for Development, Innovation and Investments under his father’s administration, was arrested by UK law enforcement authorities at the request of the U.S. in London on Friday, where he had been hiding from Kyrgyz justice after the 2010 coup. He is on the international wanted list on charges of corruption and money laundering.
The U.S. Department of Justice has also initiated a criminal case against Bakiyev on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud involving securities and obstructing the course of justice. A court in London has released Bakiyev on bail until the extradition hearing, which is scheduled for December 7.
The embassy has given its assurances that “the U.S. request for Mr. Bakiyev’s extradition will be considered in strict compliance with the established UK judicial procedure.”
Around 90 people were killed and over 1,000 injured in the April 2010 coup in Kyrgyzia. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, his brother Zhanysh, who headed the security service, as well as several other relatives of theirs, have been charged with mass murder and abuse of power, and have been placed on the international wanted list in absentia. In addition, the new authorities have accused the former president and his family of nepotism and corruption.