Kyrgyzstan: The interim government asked Belarus to extradite Kurmanbek Bakiev

On May 6 the Prosecutor General's office of Kyrgyzstan directed the letter to Belarus, asking to extradite the former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiev. This was announced by Azimbek Beknazarov, the member of interim government (IG) of Kyrgyzstan, at the press-conference, dedicated to monthly report of IG.

According to Beknazarov, the interim government motivates the extradition request by Chisinau convention On legal assistance and legal relations on civil, family and criminal cases.

It has to be mentioned that by IG decree, dated April 30, Kurmanbek Bakiev was stripped of his immunity status. According to Azimbek Beknazarov, the former president is accused of abuse of power, leading to grave crimes, co-participation in the murder of two and more people.

Meanwhile, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, which hosts Kurmanbek Bakiev, informed that all attempts of interim government to extradite Bakiev would be abortive since former Kyrgyz leader is protected by Minsk.

Ferghana.Ru reported earlier that Kyrgyz special services already interrogated 20 people from ex-president's team while some of them were detained: former Defense Minister Baktybek Kalyev, deputy head of state security service D. Dunganov, former head of President's office Kanybek Joroev and ex-head of President's secretariat Oksana Malevannaya.


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