BISHKEK -- The Kyrgyz Interior Ministry has created a special investigative team to help locate three escaped suspects in the killings of a parliament member and two businessmen, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Ministry spokeswoman Gulsara Alieva told RFE/RL today that Jumabek Zikirbaev, Chyngyz Mamytov, and Ulan Kojoev killed a guard while leaving Bishkek's Birinchi May District Courthouse late on May 24 and managed to escape.
A hearing in their case had just been held.
Alieva said the suspects might have been aided in their escape. Witnesses said the escapees drove away in a car.
The three are charged with killing parliament member Ruslan Shabotoev and businessmen Bakhtiyar Jeenbekov and Igor Gizey in September 2008.