Former Kyrgyz president sentenced to life imprisonment

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25

By Elena Kosolapova- Trend:

Kyrgyz military court sentenced Former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his brother Zhanysh Bakiyev to life imprisonment in their absence, K-News reported on July 25.

Kurmanbek Bakiyev and Zhanysh Bakiyev were found guilty in the case concerning mass disorders in April 2010 when up to 86 people were killed and more than 300 were injured.

The court found the Bakiyev brothers guilty on a number of articles and decided to sentence ex-president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his brother, the former head of the State Security Service Zhanish Bakiyev to life imprisonment in a colony with confiscation of property and deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for three years.

The court also decided to confiscate the house of the Bakiyevs in the village of Masadan (now the village of Teyit).

Moreover the court sentenced Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov to life imprisonment in a colony in his absence with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period of three years. The court also decreed to confiscate Usenov's Cadillac car, an apartment on the Boulevard of Erkindik and cash.

Meanwhile, the court acquitted Kurmanbek Bakiyev's son Marat for lack of evidence of involvement in crimes, which resulted in the death of protesters. However, Marat Bakiyev was found guilty on a number of other cases and sentenced to ten years in the colony with confiscation of vehicles worth about $ 1.5 million.
Kurmanbek Bakiyev served as the second President of Kyrgyzstan from 2005 to 2010. Large opposition protests in April 2010 led to the takeover of government offices, forcing Bakiyev to flee the country. In February 2012, it has been reported that Bakiyev was granted Belarusian citizenship in 2010.

Edited by C.N.

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