Former deputy prime minister of Kyrgyzstan detained in case of mafia lord Aziz

Former deputy prime minister of Kyrgyzstan detained in case of mafia lord Aziz
Shamil Atakhanov

Shamil Atakhanov was interrogated and placed in the temporary detention facility in Bishkek.

The MIA’s investigative service interrogated former deputy prime minister of Kyrgyzstan Shamil Atakhanov in the case of the illegal release of mafia lord Aziz Batukayev, after which the ex-official was placed in the temporary detention center of the Bishkek police department, the press service of the Kyrgyz Republic’s MIA reported.

On April 23, 2013, medical experts established that the evidence of Batukayev’s cancer were forged. It was this diagnosis that allowed the crime boss to flee to Grozny. Three former employees of the Kyrgyz Hematology Research Center fell under suspicion, two of them were arrested.

Also, within the investigation into Batukayev’s unlawful release, an official of the Ministry of Health and two medical workers under the State Service for the Execution of Punishments (GSIN) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic were detained. The official and one health worker were released on bail, the third was taken into custody. They are accused of complicity in corruption, as well as complicity in the falsification of documents and official forgery.

Last week, investigators detained the former Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Dinara Saginbayeva, and the former adviser to the head of the State Service for Enforcement, Kalybek Kachkynaliev, as well as interrogated the former MIA Minister, Zarylbek Rysaliyev, who was the head of the GSIN during Batukayev’s release.

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