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Atambayev’s case. Not a single looting fact registered in Bishkek

Over the past 24 hours, thefts and penetrations into protected objects, including strategic ones, have not been registered. The Main Department of the State Specialized Guard Service reported.

The police also prevented entry into apartments and houses of citizens, commercial facilities of legal entities. Not a single fact of looting has been registered. However, the protesters damaged three cars of the Main Department of the State Specialized Guard Service.

On August 7, the special forces of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan attempted to storm Almazbek Atambayev’s residence in Koi-Tash village. The storm failed twice. About 45 people were injured during the riots; the Deputy Commander of Alpha special forces died from a gunshot wound.

On August 8, special units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs carried out special operation to detain the former president Atambayev. All roads to Koi-Tash were blocked, communication was jammed, access to the Internet was blocked. At least 3,000 police officers and special machinery were pulled in to the epicenter. After a two-hour confrontation, the police managed to force the situation — Almazbek Atambayev decided to surrender. He was taken to the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan for interrogation. He is detained.

Almazbek Atambayev has been preliminary charged, but it is not yet known under which articles of the Criminal Code. It is expected that the court will make a decision on changing the preventive measure to the former president in the near future.