Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan quashed conviction of Tekebayev and Chotonov
Almaty. August 22. KazTAG - The Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan has quashed the conviction of Ata Meken party leader Omurbek Tekebayev and former Kyrgyz ambassador to South Korea Duishenkul Chotonov, reports KyrTAG.
“The Supreme Court has examined the application of the attorneys of Tekebayev and Chotonov on the resumption of the case due to newly discovered circumstances. This request has been approved. (...) The criminal case has been sent for a new trial to the Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek," said the court.
Leader of Ata Meken party Omurbek Tekebayev and former ambassador to South Korea Duyshenkul Chotonov were arrested in February 2017. The criminal case was instituted against Tekebayev and Chotonov under the article “corruption”. The criminal case was based on a statement by Russian citizen Leonid Mayevsky, who claimed that he had transferred $1 million to Omurbek Tekebayev for assistance in purchasing the shares of Megacom. Allegedly Tekebayev received the money, but did not fulfill his promises.
Courts of all instances found Tekebaev and Chotonov guilty and sentenced them to 8 years in a maximum security prison.
Tekebayev and Chotonov did not plead guilty and rejected the charges.
In November 2018, the court of Moscow accused of Mayevsky of extorting $ 37.5 million. Mayevsky was convicted under the article “fraud”.
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