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    Criminal Case Launched Against Kyrgyzstan Defense Minister for Corruption

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    Kyrgyzstan’s anti-corruption service has launched a criminal case against the country’s defense minister, Abibila Kudaiberdiev, suspected of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds, the anti-corruption service announced Monday.

    BISHKEK (Sputnik) – “During an operative search investigation by the anti-corruption service of the Kyrgyz State Committee of National Security along with the Military Prosecutor General’s Office, a stable corruption scheme on the illegal use of budget funds in the Defense Ministry was uncovered,” the press service said.

    Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has relieved Kudaiberdiev of office.

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