Kyrgyz Opposition Politician Moldokmatov Moved To House Arrest After One Year In Prison

The Kyrgyzstan opposition Turan Party leader, Jenish Moldokmatov was transferred to house arrest on Wednesday after spending a year in a prison on charges of attempting to seize control of the country.

Moldokmatov’s aide, Erlan Bekchoro said that the Bishkek court announced the decision today (February 2) while two other politicians from the same political party, Farid Niyazov and Kursan Asanov, were still remained in custody.

Moldokmatov was arrested in May 2021 and charged over the seizure of buildings during anti-government rallies, opposing the results of the parliamentary elections in October 2020.

Moldokmatov, who is a strong critic of President Sadyr Japarov, was also charged for threatening security forces, stealing a firearm and organizing massive protests.

However, Moldokmatov strongly rejected these charges, terming it a politically motivated move against him.


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