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Department of State Offers Reward Increase for Information to Bring Transnational Criminal to Justice

Today the U.S. Department of State announces a reward increase of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of  Kamchybek Kolbaev  and/or for information leading to the disruption of financial mechanisms of Kolbaev’s criminal organization. In 2000, Kolbaev was convicted for the attempted murder of his one-time criminal boss and murder of ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Kamchybek Kolbaev’s Release

The United States is deeply concerned by the release of transnational organized crime boss Kamchybek Kolbaev, a convicted murderer whose criminal network engages in drug trafficking, human trafficking, arms trafficking and other dangerous criminal activity.  “Kamchybek Kolbaev’s drug trafficking network poisons children across Central Asia, Russia, and Europe, which is why the U.S. Department of State has offered a reward of up to $1 million for ...
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Honoring Anticorruption Champions

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 23, 2021 Around the world, corruption threatens security and stability, hinders economic growth, undermines democracy and human rights, destroys trust in public institutions, facilitates transnational crime, and siphons away public and private resources.  The Biden Administration recognizes that ...
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Factcheck.kg’s Bolot Temirov Receives U.S. State Department’s Inaugural Anticorruption Champion Award

February 23, 2021– Bishkek – Today in Washington D.C., the U.S. State Department announced Mr. Bolot Temirov, the editor-in-chief of Facheck.kg, as a recipient of the inaugural Anticorruption Champion award, given to 12 individuals combatting corruption and fighting for transparency and accountability around the world.  In competition with many other compelling candidates, Mr. Temirov won ...
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Fact Sheet: President Biden to Take Action on Global Health through Support of COVAX and Calling for Health Security Financing

As the virus continues to spread throughout the world, and with new variants emerging, the facts are clear that it is critical that we vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. Tomorrow at the G7, the President will announce that he is taking concrete steps to improve the health and the safety ...
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