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Review of Tekebayev’s case: Roza Otunbayeva to be questioned as witness

Proceedings on review of the criminal case against ex-MP of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Tekebayev and ex-Minister of Emergency Situations Duishenkul Chotonov continue in the Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek.

Roza Otunbayeva came to the hearing today.

The ex-president of the country will give testimony as a witness. She is included in the list of witnesses at the request of the lawyers of the accused.

Omurbek Tekebayev and Duishenkul Chotonov were sentenced to eight years in prison with confiscation of property in 2017. Courts of all instances found them guilty of corruption.

On August 21, 2019, the Supreme Court sent the criminal case against Omurbek Tekebayev and Duishenkul Chotonov for review due to newly discovered circumstances. On August 29, they were placed under house arrest.