Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission yesterday referred the case of Bermet Akaeva to the office of the prosecutor-general.
The commission had been asked to rule on whether Akaeva's mandate, which she won in disputed parliamentary elections, should be considered valid. Bermet's brother Aydar also won a seat in parliament in the disputed polls.
Akaeva returned to Kyrgyzstan to attend a parliamentary session on 14 April and take a seat in the legislature. But parliamentary speaker Tekebaev later said she had not assumed her duties as a lawmaker because she has not yet taken the oath of office.
Thousands of people who said the parliamentary elections were rigged stormed the presidential palace in Bishkek on 24 March, toppling the Akaev government.