Accessibility links

Breaking News

Kyrgyz Prosecutor Inspects Alleged Akaev Properties

Former President Askar Akaev Bishkek, 8 May 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyzstan's acting Prosecutor-General Azimbek Beknazarov toured houses yesterday that he says government agencies built illegally for ousted President Askar Akaev.

Beknazarov, who toured some of the properties with a group of journalists, said some state property was illegally given to some of Akaev's close associates.

"There are many such buildings. There is, for instance, a pension of the National Academy of Sciences. Some of its buildings had been given to such academicians as [former First Deputy Prime Minister] Kubanychbek Jumaliev and [former Kyrgyz Ambassador to Turkey] Amanbek Karpkulov," Beknazarov said.

The acting prosecutor said that authorities are investigating more than 20 companies acquired by Akaev and his family and associates.

In an earlier interview with RFE/RL, Akaev denied charges that he and his family illegally privatized and acquired some companies. Akaev said some of the buildings in question are rightfully his under a law governing the ex-president.

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.