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Sapar Isakov

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close
December 10, 2019

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close

By Catherine Putz
There’s no shortage of corruption to dig into in Kyrgyzstan, but the pursuit of justice is often directed by politics.

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
January 07, 2019

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges

By Catherine Putz
if convicted, Sapar Isakov faces up to 20 years in prison on corruption charges levied under heavy political clouds.
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
October 04, 2018

Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity

By Catherine Putz
Only two former Kyrgyz presidents actually still enjoy immunity, but only one -- Almazbek Atambayev -- looks like a target.

Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
July 26, 2018

Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Raiymbek Matraimov was fired on Atambayev’s last day in office. A Bishkek court ruled his firing illegal.

Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
June 27, 2018

Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues

By Catherine Putz
A second former prime minister was arrested last week in conjunction with the unfolding power plant corruption saga.

The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
May 31, 2018

The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges

By Catherine Putz
Sapar Isakov stands accused of lobbying for the interests of the Chinese company that modernized the Bishkek power plant.

Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
April 27, 2018

Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants

By Catherine Putz
In 2018, both the Bishkek power plant and the Atambayev-Jeenbekov relationship began malfunctioning.
Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
October 19, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan has stymied trade at the border, but the quicksand poured first from President Atambayev’s mouth.

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