Kyrgyz ex-president re-arrested after jail escape: spokewoman

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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct 10, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev was rearrested Saturday, his spokeswoman said, as the incumbent president Sooronbay Jeenbekov cemented control after post-election unrest that saw several prominent politicians freed.

“Special forces stormed his compound,” Atambayev’s spokeswoman Kunduz Joldubayeva told AFP by telephone. “They arrested the former president,”