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Melis Aspekov suspected of attempt to seize power by force

Today, officers of the State Committee for National Security detained civil activist Melis Aspekov. He was placed in a detention center for 48 hours. The lawyer Sharabidin Toktosunov told 24.kg news agency.

According to the lawyer, his client is also charged with organizing riots. Toktosunov does not report details of the case. He added that the materials were labeled as «secret.»

Melis Aspekov supported the ex-deputy Sadyr Japarov, who was sentenced to 11.5 years for taking a hostage. Recently, he actively supported the presidential candidate, former deputy Ulukbek Kochkorov.