Kyrgyzstan announces rewards for ousted leader, aides

Last Updated: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 17:44

Moscow: The interim government of
Kyrgyzstan on Monday announced cash rewards of up to USD 100,000
for information leading to arrest of close relatives and allies of the deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Bakiyev, toppled on April 7 during a bloody uprising
in which at least 85 people were killed, has taken refuge in
Belarus while his powerful allies have gone underground.

The list of fugitives for rewards ranging from USD
10,000 to USD 100,000 includes Bakiyev`s three brothers and
his younger son Maxim, 33 on the charges of abuse of power and
corruption.

Former Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov and former Chief
of National Security Murat Sutalinov, who disappeared after
the fall of the government, are also on the wanted list on
charges of issuing orders for `mass murders` of the opposition
protesters, Kommersant FM radio reported.

According to the interim government led by former
Foreign Minister Roza Otunbayeva, if captured, they will face
trial for the crimes they committed while in office and during
the mass protests on April 7.

PTI




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