Protecting the leader of the opposition party of Kyrgyzstan appealed the decision on his arrest

Защита лидера оппозиционной партии Киргизии обжаловала решение о его аресте

Lawyers for the leader of the opposition faction “ATA Meken” in the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Tekebayev, was taken into custody for two months on charges of fraud and corruption, appealed the decision to arrest to a higher court, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“The lawyer of Omurbek Tekebayev appealed to the Bishkek city court with the cassation complaint against the decision of Pervomaisky district court, as the detention itself was illegal and Tekebayev wasn’t any reason to apply in its relation a preventive measure in the form of detention”, — stated in the message.

According to him, upon remand tekebaeva the court did not consider the defense’s arguments and the statement of the accused, “who, within ten minutes, appeared in court and argued the illegality of his detention and the lack of grounds for the application in respect of a measure of restraint in the form of detention”.
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As stated in the party Tekebayev, a Deputy of the Parliament and not hiding from the investigation, moreover, “despite the fact that he was aware of the agitation in its relation criminal case came from a business trip in the country.” The court’s opinion that Tekebayev, occupying a high position, has the ability to exert pressure on witnesses, is unfounded, since they “are foreign citizens and are outside the country,” according to the Secretariat of the “ATA Meken”.

Also, according to the press service of the party, during the absence of the leader of the faction Tekebayev its functions in Parliament will be temporarily fulfilled by the Deputy Almambet of Shykmamatov.

The Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan on February 25 announced the initiation of a criminal case against Tekebayev under the articles “corruption” and “fraud” in the case around mobile operator MegaCom. The case was initiated upon application of the owner of a number of telecommunication companies of the Russian Federation Leonid Maevsky, who reported that in 2010, when politician was Deputy head of the provisional government, he was given $ 1 million to create preferences for the management of the company.

We will remind, in November of 2017 in Kyrgyzstan will have presidential elections. Tekebayev is the leader of the opposition party “ATA-Meken”. Since the mid 90-ies he was elected to the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan in 2005-2006 was the speaker of Parliament. After the change of government in April 2010 he held the post of Deputy head of the interim ruler, where he was in charge of constitutional reform.

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