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Kyrgyz ex-general prosecutor could get 8 years in prison


BISHKEK -- Prosecutors are seeking eight years' imprisonment for Aida Salyanova, a former Kyrgyz general prosecutor and justice minister accused of abusing her office, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Wednesday (September 20).

Salyanova, who served as general prosecutor in 2011-2015, is accused of illegally extending in 2010 the licence of Aleksei Yeliseyev, a lawyer with ties to Maksim Bakiyev, the son of Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Kurmbanbek Bakiyev was ousted as president in the 2010 Kyrgyz revolution. In 2010 Salyanova was minister of justice.

Salyanova describes the trial as politically motivated. She is presently a member of parliament.

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