The leader of Ata Meken, Omurbek Tekebayev, during the court hearing appealed to judge Aybek Ernis uulu with a request to allow him to exercise his constitutional right and participate in the presidential race.
According to him, he is a candidate for the presidency, CEC accepted his application, and he should run for the post. «The case initiated against me has political background, and those who started all this, aim to hinder my participation in the presidential campaign. Russian businessman Leonid Maevsky even said that I should not be elected. So this absurd story with a bribe of $ 1 million appeared," Omurbek Tekebayev said.
It should be noted that the lawyers of the politician filed the fourth petition to change the preventive measure to their client.
Omurbek Tekebayev and Duyshenkul Chotonov are accused of corruption and are being held in pretrial detention center of SCNS.