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Pardon of Omurbek Tekebayev denied

Pardoning commission under the head of state refused to grant a petition of the ex-president of the transitional period of Kyrgyzstan, Roza Otunbayeva. An act of goodwill will not be applied to Omurbek Tekebayev, the leader of Ata Meken political party. The commission informed 24.kg news agency.

According to it, the consent of the prisoner is needed to grant the petition of Roza Otunbayeva, which was also endorsed by the leaders of six parliamentary factions. But Omurbek Tekebayev refused to ask for pardon, since he does not consider himself guilty, and calls the criminal case against him and the former head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Duishenkul Chotonov political.

Omurbek Tekebayev and Duishenkul Chotonov were sentenced to eight years in prison with confiscation of property. The courts of all instances found them guilty of corruption.

In November, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested the former State Duma deputy, the main witness in Tekebayev-Chotonov case, a businessman Leonid Maevsky. He was accused of extorting $ 37.5 million for non-proliferation of defamatory information. Leonid Maevsky faces up to 15 years in prison.