Kyrgyz authorities investigating causes of riots during detention of ex-president
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
The State Commission investigating the causes of riots during the detention of Kyrgyz ex-President Almazbek Atambayev in Koy-Tash village of the Chui region has formed two working groups that will investigate the circumstances of this case, the Kyrgyz government said, Trend reports referring to TASS.
"Head of the State Commission, Deputy Prime Minister Jenish Razakov updated the commission members about the work schedule and agenda of the meeting,” the government said. “A decision was made to form two working groups to investigate the causes and conditions of the events in Koy-Tash village on August 7-8."
The information obtained from the Interior Ministry was heard during a meeting of the State Commission held on September 6, which was created at the request of members of the national parliament and which should further submit a report on the work to the legislative body.
The members of the commission also plan to get acquainted with the information on the events of August 7-8 soon, which is available at the State Committee for National Security.
Atambayev was detained on August 8 at his residence in Koy-Tash village during an almost 24-hour special operation. Supporters of the ex-president, who repeatedly rejected all the charges against him resisted during the operation. One officer was killed.
During the confrontation, more than 100 people appealed for medical assistance, including police officers. After the arrest, the ex-president was taken to the pre-trial detention facility of the State Committee for National Security, where he will remain until October 26. Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said that Atambayev violated the constitution by resisting to the security forces.