USD 76.91
EUR 90.70
RUB 1.05

Murder of Saimaiti. Suspects are not citizens of Kyrgyzstan

The State Registration Service of Kyrgyzstan officially announced that Khusein Akhmetaliev and Abdullah Enver, detained on suspicion of murder of a businessman Aierken Saimaiti in Istanbul, are not citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and were not issued passports.

The suspects said that they were citizens of Kyrgyzstan during a preliminary interrogation.

The Chinese citizen Aierken Saimaiti was killed in Istanbul on November 10, when he was sitting in a cafe on Millet Street in Fatih.

The entrepreneur was associated with a Kyrgyz ex-customs officer Raiymbek Matraimov in an investigation by Azattyk into withdrawal of $ 700 million and gold from Kyrgyzstan through Abdyraz company, which owned the Kyrgyz-Chinese market in Batken.

According to some reports, Saimaiti drove a car of the Consul General of Kyrgyzstan Erkin Sopokov, who was dismissed.