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Date of retrial of Omurbek Tekebayev’s case set

Date of retrial of the criminal case of the leader of Ata Meken political party Omurbek Tekebayev was announced.

Pervomaisky District Court set the review on new circumstances in connection with the entry into force of the new editions of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code for April 23, 2019.

At the same time, the Prosecutor General’s Office considers a letter from lawyers of Adilet Legal Clinic, who now represent the interests of the politician, about the miscalculation by the State Penitentiary Service of the term for transfer of the politician to a penal settlement.

It is specified that the State Penitentiary Service did not calculate the reduction of punishment based on amnesty for two years and eight months. Omurbek Tekebayev should be transferred from prison 47, where he is kept now, to a penal settlement in March 2019.

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

In November, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested the former deputy of the State Duma, the main witness in Tekebayev-Chotonov case, a businessman Leonid Maevsky. He was accused of extortion $ 37.5 million for non-proliferation of defamatory information. Leonid Maevsky faces up to 15 years in prison. In this regard, the defendants also intend to insist on a speedy review of their case.