«Rude, disproportionate forceful detention of the parliament’s deputy, the leader of Ata Meken faction Omurbek Tekebayev at the ramp as if he is international dangerous terrorist was clear evidence of irreversible metamorphoses of power in the country. Political persecution is not only the fact of the arrest and the method, but also the entire propaganda machine used to discredit the personality. Evidence of questionable witnesses massively imposed on society by the state media. This is a complete disregard of the presumption of innocence. This is a political persecution," statement said.
According to her, Omurbek Tekebayev over the past 25 years has struggled with family and clan system of government.
The public rightly demands the immediate release of Omurbek Tekebayev and stop political repressions.Roza Otunbayeva
Roza Otunbayeva asked: «Why do the government and its assistants aggravate the situation in these days? Who will benefit of destabilization in the country? Why is the fight against corruption conducted selectively only against political opponents?»
Today, we stuck in political confrontations and disputes, disengagement spreads in society. Unfortunately, intolerance to other opinion, irreconcilable polarization is triggered by the authorities. I call on the authorities to the prudence and responsibility.Roza Otunbayeva
«I appeal with joint forces to stop the power repression against the politicians, social activists, and not allow returning the country into chaos and lawlessness. On the eve of the presidential election, I urge everyone to demonstrate civic responsibility, vigilance and prudence. I appeal to all political forces to start a public dialogue,
Prosecutor General’s Office accuses Omurbek Tekebayev of fraud and corruption.