Kyrgyzstan ex-leader sentenced to 11 years in crime boss case | AFP

Kyrgyzstan’s former president is sentenced to 11 years in jail over the illegal release of a crime boss, a case that caused a violent power struggle with his successor. The presiding judge at a court in the capital Bishkek handed Almazbek Atambayev the sentence of 11 years and two months and ruled the ex-leader be stripped of all state honours as well as his homes and businesses. IMAGES

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Clashes erupt as Kyrgyzstan’s former president is detained | AFP

Supporters burn barricades and clash with law enforcement 20km from the city of Bishkek where Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev was detained in a major security operation. IMAGES

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