Almazbek Atambayev

Kyrgyzstan: Power vacuum creates uncertainty and grab for top jobs

The opposition forces in Kyrgyzstan were stunningly rapid in seizing key government buildings, something that happened hours after police attempted to break up a protest rally, but they are proving less enthused about taking over a country deep in the throes of instability and economic crisis

Atambayev hospitalized with double pneumonia

Jailed ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev was hospitalized June 29 with community-acquired double pneumonia, the National Security Committee said, adding that he tested negative for COVID-19. In the past week, Atambayev …

Atambayev to be kept in custody until December 26

The Kyrgyz court has extended the arrest of ex-president Almazbek Atambayev until December 26, lawyer of the former head of state Sergey Slesarev said. Atambayev, who governed Kyrgyzstan from 2011 to …

Kyrgyz court rules to keep Atambayev in custody

The Bishkek City Court has ruled to keep Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev in custody, Atambayev’s lawyer Sergei Slesarev said. The court hearing was held in the office of the …

Kyrgyz court impounds Atambayev's property

The Kyrgyz court impounded 120 properties of ex-President Almazbek Atambayev, the republic's Prosecutor-General Otkurbek Jamshitov said. Atambayev, who served as the president of Kyrgyzstan from …

Power Struggle in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has long been seen as an island of stability in Central Asia. Now, a power struggle between former president Atambayev and current president Sheenbekov has ensued. Both accuse each other's camp of nepotism as well as corruption …