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[20.06.2OO2] Constitutional Court rejects an appeal by Feliks Kulov

According to the opposition Ar-Namys Party, Judge of the Constitutional Court Jumakadyr Togoybaev informed them on 20 June that the court rejected an appeal by Feliks Kulov, applied on 7 June, against a convicting verdict.
 
A district court of Bishkek sentenced chairman of the party and former vice president Kulov on 8 May to 10 years of imprisonment convicting him of embezzlement in 1993-1997, when he was governor of the Chui Province. Kulov was serving already another term when was sentenced again, the Bishkek City military court sentenced him on 22 January 2001 to seven years of imprisonment, convicting him of power abuse when he was the minister of national security in 1997-1998. The same court acquitted him of the same charges in August 2000 and the opposition says the both cases were politically motivated.
 
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, June 20, 2002

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