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Askarbek Shadiev still deputy of Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament

Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan did not deprive the parliament deputy Askarbek Shadiev of his deputy seat. Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission, Abdyzhapar Bekmatov, told 24.kg news agency.

According to him, a document with calculated number of absences has not come to the commission from the Parliament. «According to the regulations, the committee on constitutional legislation should record the absence of members of Parliament. If a deputy missed 30 meetings without a valid reason, the committee has the right to consider depriving him of his seat, and then send us the relevant documents,» explained Abdyzhapar Bekmatov.

The Committee on Constitutional Law, State Structure, Judicial,Legal Issues and Regulations of the Parliament noted that so far neither the parliament’s executive office, nor Bir Bol faction member of which Askarbek Shadiev is, requested to consider the deputy’s absence. The executive office stressed that the lawmaker’s payroll has not been done since May 2018.

Three criminal cases were initiated against Askarbek Shadiev under the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. First, the Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case for abuse of official position. The second case was initiated for illegal crossing of the state border. He is charged with money laundering within the third criminal case.

Askarbek Shadiev fled the country and was put on the international wanted list.