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Two Internal Affairs employees sentenced to 4 years in prison for espionage

Two employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Mirlan Toichiev and Emilbek Karachev were found guilty by the Pervomaysky District Court of Bishkek of «conveying or collection of information for its transfer to foreign organizations.» The Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the information to 24.kg news agency.

They were convicted of espionage in favor of the United States. During the trial it was proved that they «worked» together with the former police officers, who are now working as guards for the diplomatic mission — Samat Sheripbekov and Kumarbek Chaldanbaev. They conveyed interesting information through them.

Mirlan Toichiev was sentenced to four years in a penal settlement and a fine of 50,000 soms, Emilbek Karachev was also sentenced to four years in a penal settlement.