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Former Kyrgyz President detained, one dead in clashes

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Added On August 10, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has been captured by the special forces of Kyrgyzstan and brought to the Interior Ministry for investigation.
 
The special forces took away Atambayev from his residence near the capital city Bishkek after Wednesday's failed attempt, which resulted in clashes with the former leader's supporters, leaving one dead and some 52 others injured.
 
A statement published on the presidential website said Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov suspended his one-week vacation and went to Bishkek on Wednesday.
 
A special commission of the Kyrgyz parliament said that Atambayev could be involved in six crimes during his presidency from December 2011 to November 2017.
 
The charges included suspected corruption during the reconstruction of Bishkek's thermal power station, unlawful obtaining of land for building his residential house, and helping release a Chechen criminal.
 
The Kyrgyz parliament voted on June 27th to deprive Atambayev of his immunity, paving the way for his detention and trial.
 
Atambayev called the allegations "absurd" and said that he was innocent and ready to respond to all the accusations.