People hold up placards reading “Do not protect thieves”, during an anti-corruption rally in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in November. Photo: EPA-EFE

Kyrgyzstan jails former PMs over China-linked corruption

  • Sapar Isakov and Jantoro Satybaldiyev sentenced to 15 and 7½ year prison terms respectively in trial over US$400 million deal
  • Prosecutors said Chinese contractor Tebian Electric Apparatus secured power plant contract thanks to Isakov’s lobbying, despite rival bid being cheaper
Topic |   Central Asia

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People hold up placards reading “Do not protect thieves”, during an anti-corruption rally in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in November. Photo: EPA-EFE
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