Former president of Kirgizia charged with grave crimes - report
MOSCOW, August 13 (RAPSI) – Ex-president of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev was charged with committing extremely serious crimes including killing a law enforcement officer and organization of hostage taking, the country’s media reported Tuesday.
Moreover, he is reportedly accused of using force against law enforcement, attempted murder, organization of mass riots and illegal arms trafficking.
According to the head of the Kyrgyz National Security State Committee Orozbek Opumbayev, Atambayev refused entry of an investigator into his house. He reckoned on reconduction and intentionally kept women, children and old persons in his in neighborhoods paying money to them. He needed blood to stage a coup, the official stated.
The state’s Prosecutor General Otkurbek Dzhamshitov in turn said that 120 items of the former president’s property were seized.
Atambayev was arrested on August 8 during the 2-day-long special police operation in his residence. His supporters and he resisted violently that resulted in the death of 1 person and wounds of 85.
Atambayev acted as president of Kirgizia from 2011 to 2017. This June he was stripped of criminal prosecution immunity.