Monday, 10 September 2001

IMPRISONED FORMER KYRGYZ OFFICIAL TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST PRESIDENT

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By empty (9/10/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Former Kyrgyz Vice President and opposition Ar-Namys Party leader Feliks Kulov has brought a lawsuit against President Askar Akaev and is demanding that the president publish an apology for branding him as a person who "disappointed him" and "who loved power too much." That characterization appears in Akaev's book "The Memorable Decade," which was formally launched on 24 August. Kulov was sentenced in January to seven years imprisonment on charges of abuse of power while serving as national security minister in 1997-1998.
Former Kyrgyz Vice President and opposition Ar-Namys Party leader Feliks Kulov has brought a lawsuit against President Askar Akaev and is demanding that the president publish an apology for branding him as a person who "disappointed him" and "who loved power too much." That characterization appears in Akaev's book "The Memorable Decade," which was formally launched on 24 August. Kulov was sentenced in January to seven years imprisonment on charges of abuse of power while serving as national security minister in 1997-1998. (RFE/RL)
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