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Bishkek City Court leaves Osmonbek Artykbaev in SCNS pretrial detention center

The Bishkek City Court considered the complaint of the lawyers on the measure of restraint for the arrested deputy of the Parliament Osmonbek Artykbaev.

The Judicial Board on Criminal Cases upheld the decision of the Pervomaisky District Court to keep the MP in custody in the pretrial detention center of the State Committee for National Security.

The trial was closed.

At least seven former top managers of the energy industry were arrested within investigation of 5 criminal cases on modernization of Bishkek HPP, including the former head of the Energy Holding Aibek Kaliev, and the former general director of Electric Stations OJSC Salaidin Avazov.

The former Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, the ex-mayor of Bishkek Kubanychbek Kulmatov and the deputy of the Parliament from SDPK faction Osmonbek Artykbayev were also charged with corruption.