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Kurmanbek Bakiyev's brother was transferred to a colony-settlement

10.01.2012 12:09
  Kurmanbek Bakiyev's brother was transferred to a colony-settlement
Brother of former Kyrgyz President Bakiyev Ahmad moved from the colony, where he was serving his sentence in a colony-settlement, located in Bishkek. It is reported by AKI, with reference to the State Penitentiary.

Mode punishment, according to, was softened by the court.

Akhmat Bakiyev was arrested in July 2010 - shortly after the coup took place in the country (due to which the head of the republic, Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed and fled the country). He was charged with organizing an illegal armed formation, illegal weapons possession and other crimes. In the summer of 2011 the court sentenced the former president's brother to seven years in prison.

Soon, however, Ahmad Bakiyev was amnestied: this is reflected in the fact that his sentence was reduced by one third. In November 2011, counsel for the convicted Ravshan Maksudov reported that in the near future his client would be released. According to the lawyer, subject to the amnesty, as well as pre-trial detention facility in the State Committee for National Security (which, as explained by Maksudov, "The day is counted as two"), put a sentence already served Akhmat Bakiyev.

In GSIN then issued a denial, saying that even with the circumstances, the brother of ex-president "has to sit and sit."

However, the translation of a colony-settlement, as noted, actually means a way out to freedom. As explained by AKI, Ahmad Bakiyev will not be in custody, he will only need to report regularly to the colonies.

In 2011 in Kyrgyzstan was also convicted the nephew of the deposed President Bakiyev Sanjar. He was sentenced to ten years in prison on charges of organizing mass riots and other crimes.

Kurmanbek Bakiyev himself after the coup, he moved to Belarus. The Kyrgyz authorities demanded his extradition, but were refused.

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