Kyrgyz opposition activist detained on rape charge
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||5 December 2012|
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December 05, 2012
By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service
BISHKEK – The leader of Kyrgyzstan's opposition People's Patriotic Movement has been detained as a suspect in a rape case.
Bishkek police officials said that Nurlan Motuev was detained after a 21-year-old woman filed a complaint.
Police report that the woman accused Motuev of inviting her to his apartment on December 4 and raping her there.
Motuev was immediately detained and placed in Bishkek's detention center.
Moutev and his followers have organized a number of antigovernment protests in Bishkek recently.
There was no immediate reaction from his representatives to the charges.
With reporting by kyrtag.kg