Kyrgyzstan—Former President Charged With Murder, Coup Plot

Tass | 08/13/2019

Ex-Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has been charged with plotting a coup, reports the Tass news agency (Moscow).  State prosecutors announced the charges on Tuesday, reported Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.  The former president used women and children as human shields during a standoff with security forces at his compound on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, Opumbayev.  Atambaev hoped that civilian casualties would work to his advantage in an ongoing power struggle with President...

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