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Kadyrzhan Batyrov (Uzbek: Qodirjon Botirov, Қодиржон Ботиров; Russian: Кадыржан Батыров; 9 March 1956 – 4 December 2018) was a Kyrgyz businessman and politician of the Uzbek origins.

Kadyrzhan Batyrov
Kadyrzhan Batyrov in 2010
Qodirjon Botirov

(1956-03-09)9 March 1956
Died4 December 2018(2018-12-04) (aged 62)
Occupationbusinessman, politician


He was also head of the University of People's Friendship[1] and a parliamentary deputy. Last years he resided in Sweden.[2] He fled from Kyrgyzstan to Ukraine in 2010.[2] Batyrov received a life sentence in absentia for his alleged role in ethnic conflicts in southern Kyrgyzstan in summer 2010.[2] In September 2011 he applied for political asylum in Ukraine.[2] In October 2011 Ukrainian prosecutors granted a request to extradite him to Kyrgyzstan.[2] Prosecutors eventually withdrew permission to extradite Batyrov after UNHCR helped him to receive an offer of asylum in Sweden.[2]

He died in his sleep in Odessa, Ukraine.[3]


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