BBC newsreader quits 'after claims he helped foment revolution in Kyrgyzstan' - Press Gazette

BBC newsreader quits 'after claims he helped foment revolution in Kyrgyzstan'

BBC newsreader Arslan Koichiev has resigned after claims emerged that he’d help foment a revolution in Kyrgyzstan, according to a report.

Koichiev, who presents a daily BBC World Service show for Kyrgyzstan, is alleged to have acted as a mentor for a rebel leader, the Evening Standard reported.

The presenter was even pursued by secret police who tried to kill him, the report suggested, reporting the words of new children’s minister of Kyrgyzstan, Aliasbek Alymkulov.

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