The Pervomai district court of Bishkek postponed the trial against Chairman of the National Security Service Kalyk Imankulov, set for 15 October, till 23 October. Deputy of Parliament Tursunbai Bakir Uulu sued Imankulov accusing him of libel and, according to him, his lawyer failed on 4 October to persuade Imankulov asking Bakir Uulu's pardon.
Imankulov announced early in September that Bakir Uulu might have relations with the terrorist Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). According to Imankulov, his service found some evidences of it during the investigations against Kyrgyz citizens who took part in the terrorist actions. Imankulov also said there were phone conversations with extremists in Afghanistan from the mobile phone registered for Bakir Uulu. Bakir Uulu held negotiations with IMU on release of several Kyrgyz and Japanese citizens taken hostage by the IMU rebels in 1999.