Support The Moscow Times!

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)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.