Ex-president Almazbek Atambayev found guilty in case of illegal release of criminal authority Aziz Batukaev was sentenced to 11 years and two months in prison, Sputnik-Kyrgyzstan reported on June 23 from the courtroom.

The state prosecution requested that Atambayev be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

In 2006 criminal authority Batukaev was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison.

He received a criminal sentence for organising riots in one of the colonies in a suburb of Bishkek (capital of country).

Batukaev did not serve the criminal term. In 2013, he was released from custody at the conclusion of a medical commission that diagnosed him a blood cancer.

On the day of his release, Batukaev received a new passport and left the country.

Later it was reported that senior officials, including Atambayev, could have been involved in the release of Batukaev.

On the evening of August 7 last year, in the village of Koy-Tash, special forces of the National Security Committee tried to conduct an operation to detain Atambayev, but the assault was repulsed by his supporters.

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