The Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek continues to consider a criminal case on release of the kingpin Aziz Batukaev.
Zamir Zhooshev, a lawyer of the former president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, told 24.kg news agency that a hematologist Elena Gavrilenko was questioned during the trial. She participated in the investigation of the deputy commission on the release of Aziz Batukaev in 2013.
The witness, according to the lawyer, also explained: in order to confirm that the bone marrow belonged to Batukaev, the investigators had to take samples directly from him.
«Since the tests were not taken from Batukaev himself, it is impossible to say that they do not belong to him,» the lawyer added.
Investigation into illegal release of the crime boss resumed in January 2019. The case was sent to court in October.
The defendants are 19 people. These are the doctors and a laboratory assistant who diagnosed the convict, representatives of the State Penitentiary Service and other senior officials, including the former head of state Almazbek Atambayev.