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Detained Kyrgyz ex-president was plotting coup: security chief

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in raids on his compound last week, was seek

August 13, 2019

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in raids on his compound last week, was seeking to overthrow the government, the head of the country's security services said Tuesday.

"His intention was a state coup. I say that officially," Orozbek Opumbayev, the head of the national security services (GKNB), told a news conference in Bishkek.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019