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Kyrgyzstan Asks Latvia To Detain Ousted Leader's Son

Maksim Bakiev's whereabouts are unknown.
Kyrgyzstan has asked Latvia to detain the son of ousted Kyrgyz leader Kurmanbek Bakiev.

Andrejs Vasks, a spokesman for the Prosecutor General's Office, said Kyrgyzstan had issued a temporary detention request against Maksim Bakiev.

Vasks said he had no information on whether Maksim Bakiev was in the country. He added that his office had asked the Kyrgyz side for clarification, describing its request as "unclear and contradictory."

Maksim Bakiev has been implicated in a corruption scandal involving fuel delivery to Manas, the U.S. air base Kyrgyzstan.

Former President Kurmanbek Bakiev was toppled in an uprising last month and has since fled to Belarus.

Compiled from agency reports