Akayev, Aidar

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State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Aidar Akayev, son of the president of Kyrgyzstan, married Aliya Nazarbayeva, whose father Nursultan happens to be the top man in neighbouring Kazakhstan ( BBC, 1998). However their marriage was short.  Aliya married Kazakhstan citizen Daniyar Khassenov ( TengriNews, 2011).

Aidar was an elected member of parliament and stood in the 2005 legislative elections before his father was removed from power amid the Tulip Revolution in March 2005 (BBC News, 2005).

He was accused of extortion and money laundering.  He fled Kyrgyzstan along with his parents during the uprising of 2005. It was reported that he first fled to Kazakhstan and then on to Moscow (Parrish, 2005).He had retained his seat in parliament but was stripped of parliamentary immunity for prosecution ( Collado, 2016).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Former insider.

Previous regime

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2005.
Violence experienced: .

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests):

Son of President Askar Akayev, whose government was accused of corruption was himself accused of gaining his seat in the 2005 parliamentary elections in rigged elections (BBC News,  2005).

Kyrgyzstan has made extradition requests to Russia on accusations of extortion and money laundering, but they have been refused (The Moscow Times, 2005).

In June 2016, Kyrgyzstan government under Alzambek Atambaev, charged him with corruption allegations related to Kumtor Gold mine. He is  placed on the authorities' wanted list (Ferghana.News, 2016)

Since 2017, the Kyrgyz government is seeking his extradition from Russia (Ferghana.News,2017).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

No arrests made to date.

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: , .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Long-term resident of Russia.

Current status:

Eyewitness accounts that he is residing in Barvikha, near Moscow, the same town where his father lives (Cramer,  2012).

Press sources:

Andrew E. Cramer, "In Russia, Exile in Comfort for Leaders Like Assad," New York Times, December 28, 2012[Online].  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/29/world/europe/in-barvikha-russia-leaders-like-assad-find-haven.html?_r=0;

BBC News, "Profile: Askar Akayev," April 5, 2005 [Online].  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4371819.stm

Ferghana.News, 2016. "Генпрокуратура Киргизии вновь объявила в розыск Айдара Акаева и других фигурантов дела о «Кумторе»". [Online]. Available at: http://www.fergananews.com/news.php?id=24955

The Moscow Times, "Kyrgyzstan Seeks Extradition of Akayev's Son From Russia," December 28, 2005. [Online]. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/sitemap/free/2005/12/article/kyrgyzstan-seeks-extradition-of-akayevs-son-from-russia/207682.html;

Scott Parrish, "Kyrgyzstan government ousted," The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, March 24, 2005 [Online]. http://www.nonproliferation.org/kyrgyzstan-government-ousted/.

Ramon E Collado, 2016. "Corruption & Revolution: The Coming Turmoil in Kyrgyzstan". Geopolitcal Monitor, 04.01.2016. [Online]. https://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/corruption-revolution-the-coming-turmoil-in-kyrgyzstan/

Ferghana.News,2017. The Prosecutor General's Office strives to extradite ex-president's Aidar Akayev. 19.10.2017. [Online]. Available at: http://enews.fergananews.com/articles/2178

Tengrinews, 2011. Youngest daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev gave birth to a daughter. 20.07.2011. [Online].