Atambayev arrested until August 26

 Atambayev arrested until August 26

Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev will be arrested until August 26 upon the court's ruling, his lawyer Sergey Slesarev said.

"Upon the court's ruling, Atambayev will be arrested until August 26," Slesarev said, adding that the court ruling was pronounced in the building of the State Committee of National Security, where a judge of Bishkek's Pervomaisky court was invited. 

"The judge made a decision to arrest Atambayev for the duration of investigative activities," TASS cited the lawyer as saying. He noted that he former Kyrgyz president was charged with corruption.

Slesarev said that several procedural norms were violated during Atambayev's detention. "No documents about detention were provided to the defendant. He was handed a notification, and preventive measures were immediately chosen," the lawyer stressed.

Atambayev was detained yesterday in his residence in the village of Koi-Tash in a special operation that lasted for almost 24 hours.