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Zhantoro Satybaldiev arrested and placed in SCNS ptretrial detention center

The Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek has chosen a measure of restraint for the former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan Zhantoro Satybaldiev. Judge Mirlan Termechikov granted the investigator’s petition for the arrest of the ex-prime minister.

The day before, Zhantoro Satybaldiev was officially charged with corruption.

At least four criminal cases were initiated and seven former top managers of the energy sector were arrested, including the former head of the Energy Holding Aibek Kaliev, the former general director of Electric Stations OJSC Salaidin Avazov, within the investigation of Bishkek Heating and Power Plant breakdown and modernization.

In addition, the former prime minister Sapar Isakov, ex-minister of energy, acting deputy of the Parliament Osmonbek Artykbayev and the ex-mayor of Bishkek Kubanychbek Kulmatov were arrested. All of them were officially charged with corruption.