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Bishkek City Court finds dismissal of Aleksey Petrushevsky legal

The Bishkek City Court ruled that the dismissal of Aleksey Petrushevsky from the post of the director of the Center for Rehabilitation of Children and Youth is legal and reasonable. Press service of the City Hall reported.

The court decision was made yesterday.

Recall, Aleksey Petrushevsky had been heading the Center for Rehabilitation of Children and Youth at the Bishkek City Hall for almost 16 years.

In recent years, he was criticized and even accused of pedophilia and sale of children. Several inspections have been conducted at the institution, but the facts were not confirmed.

In March 2019, he was fired from the post of director. A criminal case was opened in summer. Petrushevsky was accused of abusing his official position as the director of the center.

Earlier, the Sverdlovsky District Court of Bishkek declared the dismissal of Aleksey Petrushevsky from the post of the director of the children’s center unreasonable.

In December 2019, he received an award of the French State Advisory Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH).

It is still unknown whether the lawyers of Aleksey Petrushevsky will challenge the decision in the Supreme Court.

In March 2020, employees of the center were informed of its liquidation. Earlier, deputies of the Bishkek City Council proposed to close the rehabilitation center, transferring children to other institutions, and open a kindergarten in the building. However, it turned out later it would be necessary to demolish an indoor football field built at the expense of grant money for it.

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