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Sapar Isakov charged with corruption after six-hour interrogation

The former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, Sapar Isakov, was interrogated for more than six hours the day before. He told journalists about this, leaving the investigator’s office. The former official refused to comment, citing the secret of the investigation.

According to the press center of the State Committee for National Security, Sapar Isakov was officially charged with corruption within the criminal case on the modernization of Bishkek Heating and Power Plant.

It was found out that in 2013, being the head of the Foreign Policy Department in the rank of the deputy head of the Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic in implementing the project «Modernization of Bishkek HPP,» using his political position by organizing pre-planned actions together with a group of persons, he lobbied the interests of a foreign company at competitive selection of the contractor, as a result of which the interests of the state and society were damaged in an especially large amount.

At least seven former top managers of the energy industry have already been arrested within this criminal case, including the former head of the Energy Holding Aibek Kaliev, the former general director of Electric Stations JSC Salaidin Avazov. All seven were officially charged with corruption.

Sapar Isakov signed a written undertaking not to leave the city.

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