Ex-President Kyrgyzstan received 11 years in prison and could get more.
usually, Though, the trials of prominent politicians in Kyrgyzstan can not do without the noisy rallies, one of the main sentences in the country’s history was put completely at ease. Partly due pandemic coronavirus, but also because the outcome was quite predictable.
After the consideration of the first case against Almazbek Atambayev, he was sentenced to 11 years and two months of strict regime, depriving the state of titles and awards.
However, if the case about the release of Aziz Batukaev and about illegal acquisition of two plots of land began to be regarded in the first half of 2019, when Mr. Atambayev quietly moved across the country and even met with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, other charges came later. We will remind, August 7-8 2019 ex-President tried to resist arrest by opening fire on special forces who stormed his residence in the village of Koi-Tash. Now Almazbek Atambayev hopes the prosecution will also have to answer for the murder during the RAID officer and the attempted seizure of state power. If ex-President Kyrgyzstan just obeyed the orders of the security forces, these criminal cases could not be.
mister Atambayev saw this confrontation in a political context.
Having achieved victory in the presidential elections of 2017 of Sooronbay Zheenbekov, who was considered his successor, Almazbek Atambayev has sought to maintain its influence over the levers of power in Kyrgyzstan.
Most Kyrgyz experts see the future of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev is extremely unenviable. Among them — the head of the public Committee of resistance to political repression Adil Turdukulov, until recently, held in Social democratic party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK), created by Almazbek Atambayev. As told “Kommersant” Mr. Turdukulov, “Atambayev and his supporters has no political base and support in society, and it does not give the former President even a small chance to avoid jail”. Sees the source “b” and the prospects of joining the representatives of the social democratic party in Parliament after elections scheduled for this fall.
However, what is now meant by SDPK, hard to say: a party that once was ruling, split into supporters and opponents of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.
And the sons ex-President recorded a third political force, “Social Democrats of Kyrgyzstan” (SDK), which uses the symbols of the old social democratic party.
the Former Deputy head of the interior Ministry of Kyrgyzstan Kubanychbek Kadyrov also believes that the former President is waiting for a long prisonconclusion. “Under the new Criminal code articles on corruption and murder, especially of a law enforcement officer, do not fall under the Amnesty”, — said Mr. Kadyrov, “Kommersant”. Thus, it is possible that Almazbek Atambayev will receive the maximum possible according to the laws of Kyrgyzstan prison term — 25 years.
Cabaye of Karabekov, Bishkek; Kirill Krivosheev.