Kyrgyzstan—Former Deputy PM Arrested On Corruption Charges

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | 06/21/2021

Kyrgyz security officials have arrested a former deputy prime minister on corruption charges related to the Kumtor gold mine project, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Taiyrbek Sarpashev was detained on June 17, said the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security (UKMK). He is alleged to have lobbied on behalf of the Canadian firm Centerra Gold and secured legislation to enable the company to work at higher elevations in the mountain where the Kumtor mine is located. Government...

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