Jamilia Koelbaeva, a daughter of assassinated businessman Jusup Koelbaev, the former head of the 'Kyrgyz-Lukoil' company, is asking for political asylum in the United Kingdom. According to her mother Chinara Koelbaeva, Miss Koelbaeva was forced to do so because of the lawless conditions in Kyrgyzstan and danger for her personal security.
Koelbaev was murdered in 1997 by unknown assailants. His family has not been satisfied with investigation of the case and Ms. Koelbaeva said on the court results that the people who ordered the killing are out of reach of justice.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, December 17, 2002