by Nathan Hamm on 9/8/2006 · 3 comments

If Omurbek Tekebaev’s arrest in Poland on drug charges seemed a bit fishy, there seems to be good reason. Edil Baisalov posted the following video at youtube and at his blog that shows Tekebaev’s luggage may have been tampered with.

Edil also has photos and captions describing what’s going on at his blog.

At the excellent Roberts Report, Sean Roberts has a summary of what is going on in the case.

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Laurence September 9, 2006 at 5:39 am

Nathan, Thank you for posting this.

Laurence September 9, 2006 at 12:30 pm

BTW, is reporting that Feliks Kulov says it is a frame-up, here:

Sean September 12, 2006 at 9:59 am

Check my blog for a new update on the involvement of Bakiyev’s brother Janysh and the planned actions of the parliament:

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