Kyrgyzstan sentences ex-president to life imprisonment

The former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Daniyar Usenov, was also sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment and property confiscation for plotting murder.

Kyrgyzstan sentences ex-president to life imprisonment

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former Kyrgyzstan president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his brother have been sentenced to life imprisonment and property confiscation over the murder of anti-gvoernment protesters in 2010.

A military tribunal in found Bakiyev and his brother Janybek, who was the former head of the Kyrgyz state guard service, guilty of masterminding murder, attempted murder and abuse of power on Friday.

The former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Daniyar Usenov, was also sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment and property confiscation for plotting murder.

A total of 77 people were killed and over 300 injured in April 2010 when thousands of anti-government protesters staged a rally in the capital Bishkek and attempted to break into the government headquarters.

The protests forced the Bakiyev brothers to flee and seek political asylum in Belarus.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Temmuz 2014, 12:16
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