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[17.12.22] Prime Minister Sends His Lawyer To Court Hearings Against Him

Bishkek's Birinchi Mai district court today resumed hearing a case against prime minister Nikolai Tanayev. The plaintiff, head of the Kyrgyzstan Human Rights Movement (KHM) Tursunbek Akun, sued the prime minister for insulting him. In September Tanayev accused Akun of being a major instigator of the public disorders, saying that there were blood and disorder in every place where Akun went. Today, as previously, the prime minister sent his lawyer Nikolai Zhuchkov to the court hearings. Akun tried to protest, demanding the prime minister to come personally. However, the judge rejected his demands. Court hearings will continue on December 24, 2002.

RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, December 17, 2002


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