Kyrgyzstan Detains ex-Prime Minister in Mine Corruption Case
From the Independent
Kyrgyzstan’s security services have detained a former prime minister in connection with an investigation of corruption involving the huge gold mine that is the country’s largest taxpayer.
A statement from the State Committee for National Security didn’t give details of the potential charges against Omurbek Babanov, who was prime minister in 2011-12.
Kyrgyz media reported that Asylbek Jeenbekov, a brother of the former president, also was detained Monday in the case.