Officials take weapons from relatives of ousted Kyrgyz presidentBy AP
Friday, April 16, 2010
Officials take weapons from Bakiyev compound
TEYIT, Kyrgyzstan — Relatives of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted president, who has fled the country, are submitting weapons to officials in their home village.
One of Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s brothers is among those in the family compound, but the whereabouts of the most avidly sought brother is unknown.
Bakiyev fled to neighboring Kazakhstan on Thursday, more than a week after he was driven out of the capital in the wake of a bloody uprising.
Police want to arrest his brother Zhanybek, who headed the presidential guard service and is accused of giving the order to open fire on protesters April 7.
Police and the regional prosecutor came to the Bakiyev compound Friday morning, and Bakiyev’s brother Akhmat, who is not sought for arrest, turned over several hunting and assault rifles