Askar Akayev taken from Russia to Bishkek
Former President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev was taken to Bishkek. The Kabar agency was informed about this by the press service of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazpravda.kz reports.
As previously reported, within the investigation of corruption in the Kumtor project, the interdepartmental investigative group put on the wanted list the former President of the country Askar Akayev.
Along with other former high-ranking officials Akayev was prosecuted for corruption during the conclusion of the General Agreement on the Kumtor project in 1992, amending it in 1994, as well as during the restructuring of the General Agreement with Cameco in 2003. The investigation gave a legal assessment to all the perpetrators involved in corruption in the implementation of the Kumtor project during the presidency of Askar Akayev.
“At the same time, the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic carried out active work to restore historical justice by bringing Akayev to criminal liability by bringing the latter to the territory of the republic,” the information says.
On August 2, 2021, former President Askar Akayev was taken to Bishkek, after which he was immediately transferred to the Interdepartmental Investigation Group.
At present, Askar Akayev is in the building of the State Committee for National Security, where with his participation the necessary investigative actions are being carried out within the framework of the criminal case on the Kumtor field.
After the revolution in March 2005, Akayev fled to Russia and remained there to this day.