30 arrested for ‘attempted coup’ in Kyrgyzstan
More than 30 people accused of a coup plot have been arrested in Kyrgyzstan, the national security service said Tuesday (6 June).
The impoverished Central Asian country with ties to Russia and China has seen three presidents resign over political crises fuelled by corruption, nepotism and disputed votes since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
The GKNB state security agency said it dismantled the preparations of a group of people planning to organise riots “in order to seize power by force”, adding that more than 30 people were arrested on Monday.
The State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan published a video with the detention of suspects in the preparation of a coup d’état. pic.twitter.com/G5ljbPJAdc