Almazbek Atambaev: Baktiyar of Berdibekov / RIA Novosti
During the searches in the house of a relative of the former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev discovered a large sum of money. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of interior of the Republic.
It is noted that the operational events were held in the night of August 9 in the house of the father-son Atambayev Atambayev Saita, the result was seized bag supposedly left Atambayev, Jr. for safekeeping.
“[In the bag] was discovered 170 000 soms [162 thousand rubles, sheets with lists of people, with the localities, phone numbers, and also the records with the total expenses for a total amount of 2 225 000 soms [2 million] and 318 000 dollars [21 million rubles”, — stated in the message.
According to the Ministry, these funds were spent on organizing rallies and riots.
On 14 August it became known that the military Prosecutor’s office of Kyrgyzstan opened a criminal case against detained former Atambayev, Deputy head of the Kyrgyz interior Ministry Kursan Asanov. It was noted that the proceedings were instituted under article 304 of the criminal code of Ukraine (“Abuse of power”).
Kyrgyz special forces tried to detain Atambayev at his home in the village of Koi-Tash near Bishkek on August 7. Supporters of the former President gave battle to the security forces. The next day the special troops tried again to seize the state, and clashes continued. After the third attempt to storm the politician turned himself in to the authorities. In clashes injured 136 people, 14 are in hospital, one commando was killed.
Atambayev arrested until August 26. He is accused of a coup attempt, murder, organizing mass disturbances, hostage-taking and violence against a representative of authorities. Former head of state faces life imprisonment.
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