Accessibility links

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev (right) and Prime Minister Feliks Kulov (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) BISHKEK, September 22, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz lawmakers have declared the formal alliance between President Kurmanbek Bakiev and Prime Minister Feliks Kulov "anticonstitutional."


This is one of conclusions in a nine-point, nonbinding resolution passed by parliament on September 22.


The resolution recommends that Bakiev set up a new cabinet of ministers and transfer direct responsibility over the National Security Service (SNB) to the government.


It also suggests that the Prosecutor-General's Office open a criminal case against Bakiev's brother, Janysh.


Lawmakers say they believe Janysh Bakiev, a former deputy chairman of the SNB, was directly involved in a plot to frame an opposition leader, Omurbek Tekebaev.


Tekebaev was arrested earlier this month at Warsaw airport after Polish police found heroin in his luggage. A Warsaw district court later ordered his release, saying it had accepted his claims that the narcotics had been planted in his suitcase at Bishkek airport.

RFE/RL Central Asia Report


SUBSCRIBE For regular news and analysis on all five Central Asian countries by e-mail, subscribe to "RFE/RL Central Asia Report."
XS
SM
MD
LG