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    The Kyrgyz interim government will have "serious questions" to ask of any CIS country that provides refuge to ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the interim government Azimbek Beknazarov said.

    The Kyrgyz interim government will have "serious questions" to ask of any CIS country that provides refuge to ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the interim government Azimbek Beknazarov said.

    "The CIS republics will not give Bakiyev refuge," Beknazarov told journalists.

    Uprisings broke out in Kyrgyzstan on April 6, spreading across the country and leaving at least 84 dead and around 1,600 injured. Former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed and forced to flee the capital and later the country. An interim government was formed under Roza Otumbayeva.

    Beknazarov denied claims that Bakiyev had traveled from Kazakhstan, where he is known to have been staying, to Minsk in Belarus.

    "[Belarus President] Lukashenko would not go there" because between countries there "exists agreements on the extradition of criminals"

    A Kazakh source confirmed on Saturday that Bakiyev was in the town of Taraz in the south of Kazakhstan.

    The new Kyrgyz authorities have said they will initiate an international investigation into the alleged crimes committed by the deposed president.

    "The interim government has enough material to summon ex-President Bakiyev for mass murder and unlawful seizure of power," Beknazarov said, adding that a criminal case against Bakiyev has been opened.

    Beknazarov claimed Bakiyev's family transferred $200 million out of the country, through a bank which was under Bakiyev's control, the day before the uprisings began.

    "On April 6 they transferred $200 million dollars through AUB Bank," he said, adding that further investigations could find the sum to be greater.

    BISHKEK, April 17 (RIA Novosti)

     

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