Kyrgyz parliament member detained in connection with seizure of power

Kyrgyz MP Bakytbek Zhetigenov was detained in a criminal case about an attempt to seize power authorities, reports K-News, citing its own sources.

According to journalists, the parliamentarian is in jail. According to the investigation, Zhetigenov entered into an agreement with the leader of the El Yntymagy association, Askat Temraliev. They were preparing mass protests in Kyrgyzstan, as a result of which a violent seizure of power was to take place.

“They counted on the support of certain political forces, including those who could lose the parliamentary elections. The people's deputy, together with other members of the movement, wanted to nominate representatives of the Chui region to the highest political positions, ”the sources said.

Elections for the new parliament of Kyrgyzstan started on November 28. On November 26, the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security (GKNB) announced that it had thwarted an attempted violent seizure of power. Several people have already been arrested.