The chief of staff of the Kyrgyzstan interim government says that the country's new authorities will demand the extradition of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev from Belarus once the investigation into the bloody massacre of April 7 is completed.
"As soon as our own investigation, along with the investigation of an international commission, is over, we expect that Bakiev will hand himself over," Edil Baisalov told CNN in a phone interview. "We expect that he will stick to his promise that he is prepared to accept the results of such probes and face punishment."
More than 80 people were killed and hundreds were wounded that day when Bakiev's government ordered troops to shoot at opposition demonstrators gathered outside his presidential office in the country's capital, Bishkek.
The chief of staff of the interim Kyrgyz government, which took over after President Kurmanbek Bakiev fled the capital, accused the president Friday of stealing the country's money when he left.