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Ex-mayor of Bishkek Albek Ibraimov remanded in custody

The Bishkek City Court remanded the former mayor of the capital, Albek Ibraimov, in custody until October 28. The lawyer Sergei Slesarev informed 24.kg news agency.

According to him, the judges did not allow supporters and relatives of the arrested to come into the court building.

The ex-mayor of Bishkek was detained on the fact of misappropriation and embezzlement of property of TNC Dastan OJSC by purchasing special products at an overestimated price. He was charged with corruption.

In addition, according to investigators, he organized a criminal scheme with other officials of the city administration to illegally withdraw municipal land located in the southern zone of Bishkek.