On 27 January, Rferl reported that former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, 53, has been arrested on corruption charges.  He allegedly helped the Kumtor Gold Company illegally obtain additional lands for geological works and mining while in office.  He is also suspected of illegally obtaining unspecified amounts of cash while in office and investing that money into property in Bishkek and nearby districts.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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