Kyrgyz's Sarbanov acted in 'interests of state'

Ulan Sarbanov, the former governor of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, was acquitted in court on Wednesday 26 April, along with four other ex-finance officials.

The charges had related to cash transfers to the Central Asian country's ousted leader.

According to the Associated Press, Judge Esenjan Abylkasymov ruled that there was no crime in the actions of former National Bank chairman Ulan Sarbanov and other defendants as they "acted in the interests of state."

The defendants said that

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