Bakiyev, Kurmanbek

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Former insider.
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2010.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: , .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: Former president of Kyrgyzstan (2005-10). Fled to Kazakhstan on 15 April 2010 after riots and protests saw his administration collapse (Eurasianet, 2010). Continued on to Belarus where he has settled in exile (Harding, 2010).

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Accused of corruption and increasing authoritarianism. Also accused of organising mass killings and ordering troops to fire upon unarmed protesters. Convicted in absentia to 24 years in prison. (BBC News, 2013)

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): The provisional government set up after Bakiyev's departure stated that his allies and family were not permitted to leave the country and that those who had committed crimes would stand trial (Eurasianet, 2010).

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Granted political asylum in Belarus in 2010 (Harding,  2010).

Current status: Living as a political refugee in Belarus.

Press sources: BBC News, "Kyrgyzstan former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev sentenced," February 12, 2013. [Online]. Available at:; Eurasianet, "Kyrgyzstan: Exit Bakiyev," April 14, 2010. [Online]. Available at:; Luke Harding, "Ousted Kyrgyzstan president begins new life in Belarus," The Guardian, April 20, 2010.[Online]. Available at: