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Kyrgyzstan: Former Head of Breakout Prison Found Dead

In a grisly epilogue to the major Kyrgyzstan prison break earlier this year, the  former director of the jail was found hanged on November 20.

Imankul Teltayev’s body was discovered in the medical ward of the detention facility where he was awaiting trial for dereliction of duty, the prison service said in a statement.

According to the government account, on the night of October 11, nine inmates at the prison run by Teltayev overpowered guards and made their escape. Three guards were said to been killed during the breakout, and another to have died of his injuries some days later.

Five of the men were captured almost immediately and again incarcerated. Within ten days, three of them had died in strange circumstances. Of the four that got away, three were eventually tracked down and killed. Only one from that group remains alive.

Teltayev was taken into custody on November 11 as investigations proceeded into his role in the breakout.

The prison service said he complained of ill-health shortly thereafter.

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