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45,000 soms transferred from salary of Tekebayev's lawyer to Almazbek Atambayev

At least 45,000 soms have been transferred to the ex-president Almazbek Atambayev from the salary of lawyer of Omurbek Tekebayev, Taalaigul Toktakunova. In total, according to the court’s decision, she must pay five million soms. The lawyer informed 24.kg news agency.

According to her, Oktyabrsky District Court of Bishkek refused to clarify the verdict on the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office on the protection of honor and dignity of Almazbek Atambayev. The lawyers of the leader of the Ata Meken party do not understand what they should refute.

«How can we refute what we did not say? The decision of the court has an alleged quote from our speech. But we did not say that at the press conference. You can see the archives. All audio and video recordings are available,» stressed Taalaigul Toktakunova.

Kanatbek Aziz and Taalaigul Toktakunova intend to demand in court to explain to them what they specifically should refute and where the Prosecutor General’s Office took the words they are accused of.

The Bishkek City Court on October 4, 2017 granted the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office on the protection of honor and dignity of Almazbek Atambayev. The plaintiff asked to recognize the information voiced at the press conference by lawyers Taalaigul Toktakunova and Kanatbek Aziz untrue. The court granted the claim and recovered from the defendants 10 million soms. The property of Taalaigul Toktakunova was seized.

On November 30, 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the decisions of other courts.

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