Salkynai Alimbaeva maintains her innocence. (file photo)
Salkynai Alimbaeva, the wife of jailed Kyrgyz opposition politician Ravshan Jeenbekov, was detained on May 25 on corruption charges. Alimbaeva's lawyer told RFE/RL that the charges were related to the allegedly illegal purchase of two parcels of land in Bishkek last year, adding that his client maintains her innocence. Alimbaeva's husband was arrested along with more than 20 opposition politicians, activists, and journalists in October 2022 over their protest against a controversial border deal with Uzbekistan. They were accused of planning riots, a charge they reject as politically motivated. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, click here .