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Batukaev’s release. Almazbek Atambayev to be brought to court

Trial of case on unlawful release of a kingpin Aziz Batukaev began in the Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek.

According to Sergei Slesarev, a lawyer of the former president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, his client will be brought to the trial today. He noted that Atambayev’s blood pressure stabilized and he felt satisfactory.

«But I can’t say whether he will participate in the trial, whether he will agree to answer the prosecution’s questions. It is his right to refuse to testify,» said Sergei Slesarev.

Investigation into unlawful release of the crime boss has been resumed in January 2019. The case was sent to court in October.

The defendants are 19 people. These are doctors and laboratory assistants, who diagnosed the convict, representatives of the State Penitentiary Service and other senior officials, including the former head of state Almazbek Atambayev.