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Kyrgyz Authorities Pursue Ousted President's Son-In-Law


http://gdb.rferl.org/088C068A-FAC0-43EF-B82A-DCD0192123D3_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/088C068A-FAC0-43EF-B82A-DCD0192123D3_mw800_mh600.jpg 19 April 2005 -- Kyrgyz authorities have started a corrupt-business-activities criminal case that targets the son-in-law of ousted President Askar Akaev.

A National Security Service spokesman said today that the case involves Adil Toigonbaev, Akaev's son-in-law, and suspected illegal business machinations.

Toigonbaev's business activities were a target of some of the stone-throwing protestors who on 24 March burst into Akaev's office, forcing the presidential family to flee the country.

A chain of supermarkets that Toigonbaev allegedly controls was among the first businesses hit by a wave of looting that subsequently swept the capital Bishkek.

The country's interim president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, announced today a commission to list all the family's property and freeze trading in such assets.

(AFP)

Recent stories on Kyrgyzstan:

"How Wealthy Is The Ousted Kyrgyz Leader's Family?"

"Authorities, Bishkek Residents Alarmed At Land Seizures"

For more on events in the region, see RFE/RL's dedicated Central Asia in Focus webpage.]
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