Former mayor of Bishkek Nariman Tyuleyev, who has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for corruption on July 30, 2013 and spent four years in jail, has got his post back, Russia’ news agency TASS reported today with reference to the press service of the Bishkek mayor's office.       

After the resignation of Mayor Aziz Surakmatov on October 20, Frist Deputy Mayor Nariman Tyuleyev has begun to act as Mayor of Bishkek, according to TASS.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyz media reports say Nariman Tyuleyev was appointed First Deputy Mayor of Bishkek Tuesday (October 20) morning, replacing Almaz Baketayev, who was appointed Deputy Mayor of Bishkek in charge for housing and utilities,  

These orders were signed by Bishkek Mayor Aziz Surakmatov, according to AKIPress.  

“In accordance with Kyrgyzstan’s legislation, Bishkek mayor is elected by members of Bishkek legislature (City Kenesh),” says press service of the Bishkek mayor’s office.

Recall, Nariman Tyuleyev had served as Mayor of Bishkek in 2008-2010 under former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.  Tyuleyev was ousted after a popular uprising in 2010.

He was arrested in June 2012 and charged with corruption and mismanagement while in office, which prosecutors said cost the state 1.4 million U.S. dollars.  On July 30, 2013, a Kyrgyz court found Tyuleyev guilty of corruption and sentenced him to 11 years in prison.

Several former senior officials of the Bishkek city administration were also convicted on July 30 on similar charges and given sentences of five to 13 years.

Tyuleyev reportedly spent four years in prison and was amnestied in 2016 after reimbursing 30 million soms (equivalent to 375,000 U.S. dollars) to the state.