Friday, September 08, 2006

Tekebaev Released

Poland has released Omurbek Tekebaev:
"Omurbek Tekebaev's brother, Asylbek, told RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service that his brother was freed today after spending more than 24 hours at a Polish detention facility.

"Opposition lawmaker Melis Eshimkanov confirmed that Tekebaev had called him after his release and said Polish authorities apologized over his detention...

"President Kurmanbek Bakiev ordered the formation of a 10-member state commission made up of prosecutors and Foreign Ministry representatives to look at the case.

"Prime Minister Feliks Kulov issued a statement earlier today saying he was 'confident' that Tekebaev was innocent. He also suggested the ex-speaker had been set up.

"'I believe -- I am absolutely confident -- that Omurbek Cherkeshevich [Tekebaev] is innocent,' Kulov said. 'I am 100-percent sure that there has been some dirty provocation. Who did it and for what purpose? I can't say that now, I have no facts.'"

There is also apparently video evidence that someone took away Tekebaev's suitcase for 14 minutes, during which they could have planted heroin.


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