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Parliament creates commission on criminal case against deputy Emil Zhamgyrchiev

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has created a commission to prosecute deputy Emil Zhamgyrchiev. It was announced at a parliamentary meeting.

According to the Speaker of Parliament Nurlanbek Shakiev, the Parliament received a recommendation from the Prosecutor General. Kurmankul Zulushev asks for permission to bring the deputy to criminal liability. The parliament member is suspected of committing a crime under Article 378 Part 1 «Illegal crossing of the state border of the Kyrgyz Republic» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The commission includes deputy Daniyar Tolonov, Eldar Sulaimanov, Bakhridin Shabazov, Kubanychbek Samakov, Alisher Erbaev, Bakyt Tentishev, Azamat Israilov and Sultanbai Aizhigitov.

In 2020, Emil Zhamgyrchiev and Baktybek Kalmuratov were accused of receiving a bribe from a businessman for a positive solution to issues related to a criminal case on smuggling. The victim, Emir Emilkanov, renounced his claims against the accused. The Pervomaisky District and Bishkek City Courts acquitted both defendants for lack of evidence of the crime.

On December 6, 2022, the Prosecutor General’s Office appealed to the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic with a petition to overturn the acquittal of Emil Zhamgyrchiev. On December 26, the State Committee for National Security issued a press release indicating that the deputy was wanted. After the parliament member showed up, it turned out that he took unpaid leave to care for his father. As a result, in January 2023, the Supreme Court sent the case for further investigation.

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