Case of political prisoner Marat Baiazov
AUTHOR: ERKIN SADANBEKOV. PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 26, 2022
One month has already passed since the detention of Marat Baiazov who was accused by the
investigating authorities of committing a crime under Articles 36, 278 Part 1 of the Criminal
Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. He is charged with preparing to organize mass riots accompanied
by violence, arson, destruction of property, the use of firearms, explosives or explosive devices,
or the provision of armed resistance to a representative of the authorities. Baiazov does not admit
his involvement in this crime, on October 22, 2022 he was not at the meeting in the CASA
ITALIA cafe, he did not join the Committee for the Protection of the Kempir-Abad Reservoir,
and he did not collude with any of the politicians to overthrow the government.
After the arrest, no investigative actions with Marat Baiazov were not carried out.
In accordance with Part 1 of Article 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Kyrgyz
Republic, the investigator is obliged to immediately begin an investigation into the case initiated
by him or transferred to him.
Part 1 of Article 162 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Kyrgyz Republic states:
Investigation in cases of minor crimes must be completed no later than one month, in all other
cases — within 2 months from the date of initiation of the criminal case.
There are 30 days left until the end of the case.
How much longer will it take the investigating authorities to complete the investigation?
Erkin Sadanbekov, Lawyer