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Ex-Kyrgyz Leader's Kin Flees

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Prison officials in Kyrgyzstan say the jailed brother of deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev fled detention while recovering from pneumonia at a medical center.

The State Penitentiary Service say police are working to establish Akhmat Bakiyev's whereabouts. He had been undergoing treatment since late January.

Akhmat Bakiyev was sentenced to seven years for his role in inciting ethnic clashes in which hundreds died.

(AP)

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