Mass arrests: Period of investigation extended until April 20

Period of investigation of the criminal case on an attempt to organize mass riots to seize power, which involves members of the Committee for Protection of Kempir-Abad, expires on April 20. Lawyer Baktybek Avtandil uulu told news agency. According to him, after it the materials must be submitted to the court. «But, most likely, the period will be extended. Investigative measures are not really carried out. The evidence base is very raw, or rather, there is none. There will be motions to change the measure of restraint at the preliminary hearings. So, the trial on the merits is unlikely to start within the designated period,» Baktybek Avtandil uulu believes. The Committee for protection of Kempir-Abad reservoir was created on October 22. It includes activists, politicians and MPs. On the same day, in an interview with Kabar news agency, President Sadyr Japarov said: the authorities have information who was behind the rallies and marches on Kempir-Abad issue. Mass arrests began on October 23. Authorities placed 27 people in jail on charges of preparing for riots. Three of them are under house arrest, 24 people are in the remand center 1.

Source: News Agency