Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained on Suspicion of Plotting a Coup - Source
14:43 GMT 28.11.2021 (Updated: 14:45 GMT 28.11.2021)
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BISHKEK (Sputnik) - Kyrgyz parliament member Bakytbek Zhetigenov has been detained on suspicion of plotting a coup, a source in the Kyrgyz security forces told Sputnik.
"Yes, he was detained on this suspicion", a source said.
On Friday, the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan said that a coup attempt had been thwarted. The coup was reportedly planned to take place after the parliamentary elections.
According to the authorities, a group led by lawmakers and ex-officials, planned to stage protests in the Kyrgyz capital after the election. The plotters reportedly aimed to instigate clashes at the rallies as part of a broader plan to overthrow the legitimate authorities.
A total of three election candidates have been detained.