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Kyrgyz interim regime seeks Interpol help in catching Bakiyev

Kyrgyzstan`s interim regime has sought Interpol’s help in detaining the Central Asian Republic`s deposed President Bakiyev, who is believed to be in Turkey.



Moscow: Kyrgyzstan`s interim regime has
sought the help of Interpol in detaining the Central Asian
Republic`s deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who is
believed to be in Turkey.

"We have called Interpol for assistance in catching him.
Interpol will certainly catch him," interim Deputy Prime
Minister Azimbek Beknazarov was quoted as saying by RIA
Novosti.

After the opposition-led bloody riots of April 7 in
Kyrgyzstan, Bakiyev had taken refuge in the former Soviet
republic of Belarus at the invitation of President Aleksandr
Lukashenka.

Yesterday, the Kyrgyz and Russian media reported about
Bakiyev `spending holidays` in a Turkish resort, even as
Belarus is still considering Kyrgyz request for his
extradition on charges of abuse of power and ordering the
security forces to open fire on protesters in capital Bishkek
as a result of which more than 80 people died.

The New Kyrgyz authorities led by interim President Roza
Otunbayeva stripped Bakiyev of his presidential immunity and
launched criminal proceedings against him.

Earlier Interpol had issued red corner notices against
several high-ranking Kyrgyz officials from Bakiyev`s ousted
government.

PTI

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