10/02 16:27

Court sentenced the accused of extorting $ 3 mln from Kumtor Operating Company to seven years in prison

Bishkek, February 10 / Kabar /. Bakhtiar Kurmanov and Ermek Zhunushbaev accused of extorting $ 3 million from representative of Kumtor gold mining company are found guilty and sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment by the decision made by Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek.

The court found them guilty of large scale extortion, the press service of the Supreme Court reports.

Recall that on August 28, 2013 the National Security Committee opened a criminal case on the fact of extortion of $ 3 million from representative of Kumtor gold mining company by Bakhtiyar Kurmanov and Ermek Zhunushbaev, organizers of rallies and mass disorders in Jeti - Oguz region in the spring and summer of 2013. The case was opened on the basis of video where Kurmanov and Zhunushbaev extorted money from Douglas Greer, Sustainable Development Project Director of Kumtor.


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