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Kyrgyzstan former Prime Minister arrested for corruption


2021-06-02 5678

A Canadian Company had been fined $ 3 billion environmental prolusions

The State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan said that they have arrested former Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov on Monday (31) on suspicion of corruption during an investigation into the development of the Kumtor gold mine.

He is charged for committing corruption while offering “Kumtor Gold Mine” to Centerra Company of Canada without regarding the environmental impact.

Meanwhile Kyrgyzstan Court had imposed a fine of $ 3 billion on this Canadian Company for pollution done on the environment.

A Senior Officer of the State Committee for National Security said that Members of Parliament Asylbek Jeenbekov, whose brother Sooronbai Jeenbekov who stepped down as President last year, and Torobay Zulpukarov were detained on May 31 on corruption charges for two months.

On the same day, former Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov, as well as ex-Deputies Iskhak Pirmatov and Talantbek Uzakbaev, were detained on similar charges for 48 hours.

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