The former ruler of Kyrgyzstan keeps hiding in Belarus.
The former ruler of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his younger brother Zhanybek Bakiyev were tried in absentia by the military court of Bishkek garrison on the criminal case of the murder of the former head of the president’s administration Medet Sadyrkulov.
Kurmanbek Bakiyev was sentenced to 24 years with the confiscation of assets for the crimes, associated with power abuse, they reported to Interfax on Tuesday on the press-service of the Supreme Court.
The sentence to Kurmanbek Bakiyev was passed on the criminal case of the murder of the former head of the president’s administration Medet Sadyrkulov in March 2009.
Younger brother of the former president, the head of his security Zhanybek Bakiyev was sentenced for the organization of Sadyrkulov’s murder and a number of other crimes. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and deprived of the military rank of General Lieutenant.
In the press-service they added that the sentences to Bakiyev brothers were passed in the presence of their lawyers. Kurmanbek Bakiyev and Zhanybek Bakiyev left Kyrgyzstan after the change of power in the country in April 2010.
We would remind that the former ruler of Kyrgyzstan and his brother are wanted in the CIS countries and internationally searched for by Interpol. The Kyrgyz ruler and his family have been hiding in Bealrus since Arpil 2010. In August 2010 Kurmanbek Bakiyev received a passport of a Belarusian citizen and last year he bought a house in the outskirts of Minsk for 2 million dollars. The requests to extradite Bakiyev brothers were repeatedly ignored by the Belarusian authorities.