Erkin Sopokov, ex-Consul General of Kyrgyzstan in Istanbul, arrived in Bishkek and was summoned for interrogation to the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan. Press center of the State Committee informed 24.kg news agency.
The former diplomatic official was summoned as a witness in a criminal case under the Article «Attempted murder.»
«Erkin Sopokov is in the SCNS as part of the criminal case based on material by Azattyk, Kloop and OCCRP,» the SCNS said.
Recall, the journalistic investigation about smuggling and corruption at the Customs caused a massive public outcry. The material states that unknown people repeatedly threatened the Chinese businessman Aierken Saimaiti with murder in Kyrgyzstan, so he was forced to flee to Turkey.
The Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case and entrusted an interdepartmental investigation group with investigation.