Detained Kyrgyzstan Ex-president Accused Of Coup Plot
Faizan Hashmi 12 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 01:50 PM
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Aug, 2019 ) :Kyrgyzstan's ex-president Almazbek Atambayev was plotting to overthrow the government before he was detained in raids on his compound, the country's security services said Tuesday.
He was seized in a massive security operation on Thursday after an attempt to detain him the day before sparked lethal clashes between his supporters and law enforcement.
The head of the state prosecutor's investigations department said Atambayev would also be investigated for organising attempted murder, after he and his supporters took up arms during the clashes with law enforcement, which left one officer dead and more than 130 people injured.
Kyrgyzstan, which has seen two revolutions in less than two decades, is caught in a standoff between Atambayev and his protege-turned-foe President Sooronbai Jeenbekov.