Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has been charged with corruption, he was arrested until August 26. This was told by his lawyer Sergei Slesarev.
The lawyer believes that Atambayev was detained in violation of a number of procedural rules. He was not presented with any documents of detention, but “was handed a notice and immediately took a preventive measure.”
Slesarev told RIA Novosti that preliminary charges were brought against the ex-president in the case of the unlawful release of criminal authority Aziz Batukaev.
On August 8, after another attempt to storm Atambaev’s residence, security forces detained him . According to media reports, up to two thousand employees of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs were involved in the operation. The siloviki rammed the gates on a special machine, after which firing began.