Daughter of Kyrgyz ex-president charged

The daughter of Kyrgyzstan's ousted president said that she was charged with obstructing justice and contempt of court.

 Daughter of Kyrgyz ex-president charged
The daughter of Kyrgyzstan's ousted president said that she was charged Monday with obstructing justice and contempt of court.

Bermet Akayeva is accused of pressuring the regional court in Kemin province to overturn its decision that in April barred her from running in a by-election to parliament.

Some 2,000 of her supporters besieged the court building after a judge disqualified her because she had mostly been living abroad since her father, President Askar Akayev, was ousted in 2005.

"The National Security Committee ... completed its investigation today and charged me with obstructing justice, contempt of court and destruction of court documents," Akayeva told The Associated Press. She reportedly had torn apart the Kemin court's ruling.

Akayeva said the charges were groundless and politically motivated. Her defense says she could get up to three years in prison if convicted.

Akayeva is the only member of the former president's family to have returned to this ex-Soviet republic the ouster.

The former president, who fled to Russia, and his family were accused of amassing extensive business holdings through corruption during Akayev's more than a decade in power.


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Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2007, 15:13
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