Kremlin: decision to strip Atambayev of immunity is Kyrgyzstan’s domestic affair

 Kremlin: decision to strip Atambayev of immunity is Kyrgyzstan’s domestic affair

The decision of Kyrgyz authorities to strip the country’s former president Almazbek Atambayev of immunity is purely a domestic affair, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

"This is an absolutely domestic affair of any country, this is a domestic affair of Kyrgyzstan. We cannot and have no plans to interfere with these affairs," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

According to him, it wrong to judge about the practice of stripping former leaders of immunity in general. "It would be wrong to judge here, each country has its own practice in this case," Peskov explained.

Earlier today, Kyrgyz MPs decided by majority vote to strip ex-president Atambayev of his immunity. After this decision, Atambayev can be held accountable for several criminal cases against him.

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