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Batukaev’s release. Judge Zhapar Ermatov remanded in custody until 2020

The Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek considered a preventive measure to a former judge Zhapar Ermatov and remanded him in custody until February 22, 2020. Court representatives told 24.kg news agency.

Recall, Ermatov, being a judge of Naryn City Court, decided on the early release of the crime boss Aziz Batukaev in April 2013.

Investigation into the unlawful release of the kingpin was resumed in January 2019. It 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.