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Criminal case opened against 3 judges in Osh city

Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan Otkurbek Dzhamshitov opened a criminal case against three acting and one former judges. Press service of the supervisory body reported.

The criminal case under the articles: abuse of official position and making knowingly unjust verdict, ruling or other court decision of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic was instituted against the judge of Osh City Court, Deputy Chairman and Judge of Osh Regional Court and a former judge.

«On December 30, 2016 and March 28, 2017, they issued unjust sentences against a citizen of Tajikistan accused of sale of drugs on a large scale. The judges illegally reclassified the deed into a less serious one and applied two amnesties. As a result, the defendant was illegally released from custody. The criminal case was sent to the State Committee for National Security for investigation,» the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.