Kyrgyzstan General Prosecutor's Office demands Bakiyevs extradition

Former President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who found political asylum in our country, was sentenced in absentia in Bishkek to 24 years of imprisonment. According to the decision of the Bishkek garrison military court, Bakiyev's brother Janysh (ex-head of the State Security Service) got life-time imprisonment with property confiscation.

Kurmanbek Bakiyev was found guilty of abuse of official powers, while Janysh Bakiyev - of killing several people and other crimes.

According to the information provided by the official web-site of the Kazakhstan General Prosecutor's Office, the sentences have already come into force. On February 27, they sent a demand on the extradition of the Bakiyevs "to execute the court sentence", to the General Prosecutor's Office of Belarus.


In the photo: Kurmanbek Bakiyev at a press-conference in Minsk, June 2010. Photo -