Kyrgyzstan sets rewards for Bakiyev son, brothers

Kyrgyzstan has placed rewards of up to $100,000 on a son and three brothers of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the interim government said.

Kyrgyzstan sets rewards for Bakiyev son, brothers

Kyrgyzstan has placed rewards of up to $100,000 on a son and three brothers of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the interim government said on Monday.

Bakiyev was formally charged in absentia by the interim leaders a week ago for a massacre, and an extradition request has been prepared. Belarus took him in after he fled in the aftermath of an April revolt in which 85 people died.

Bakiyev's younger son Maksim, 33, and three of his brothers are wanted for "grave crimes" along with Daniyar Usenov and Igor Chudinov, two former prime ministers under Bakiyev, the Kyrgyz government said in a statement.

"Rewards of $20,000 to $100,000 have been established for actual help in tracking down and detaining those persons," it added.

Maksim Bakiyev used to run a development agency in his father's government while one of the brothers on the wanted list, Zhanysh Bakiyev, was in charge of his security.

Kyrgyzstan's new rulers have strugled to establish their authority in the mostly Muslim nation of 5.3 million as rival clans and groups vie for influence.


Reuters

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