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Atambayev’s case: Kunduz Zholdubaeva summoned for questioning

Deputy Chairwoman of SDPK Kunduz Zholdubaeva was summoned for questioning by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan. Her lawyer Zamir Jooshev told 24.kg news agency.

According to him, Kunduz Zholdubaeva should come for questioning to the Ministry of Internal Affairs today at 12.00. Investigators did not specify the case within which she was summoned for interrogation.

Almazbek Atambayev is charged with corruption. He is the main defendant in the case on illegal release of Aziz Batukaev.

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.

Preventive measure — detention in pre-trial detention center of the State Committee for National Security until August 26 — was selected for Almazbek Atambayev at an offsite hearing of the Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek tonight.