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Detention of Sapar Isakov extended until February 2019

The term of detention of the former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov was extended until February 13, 2019. His lawyer Nurbek Toktakunov informed 24.kg news agency.

According to him, the decision was made by the Pervomaysky District Court of Bishkek. The defense intends to appeal the decision to a higher court.

Sapar Isakov was arrested on corruption charges within criminal case on the modernization of Bishkek’s Heating and Power Plant. Speaking at a trial on his pre-trial restriction on December 18, he said that he became a victim of political persecution.