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Atambaev’s case: Two more supporters of former president detained

Two supporters of the former president Almazbek Atambayev, Alga Kylychev and Amantur Zhamgyrchiev, were detained. Representatives of the people’s headquarters informed 24.kg news agency.

It is specified that Temirlan Sultanbekov, Ermek Okenov, Meerbek Miskenbaev and Tilek Abdiev left the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs late at night.

Case within which Alga Kylychev and Amantur Zhamgyrchiev were detained was not reported.

Earlier, Atambayev’s adviser Farid Niyazov and the head of the people’s headquarters Kiyas Smaliev were also detained. The rest, including the two sons of the former head of state, Seyitbek and Seytek, as well as Kunduz Zholdubaeva, Irina Karamushkina, Asel Koduranova, Ravshan Dzheenbekov and others, have been interrogated and released.

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.