State of emergency introduced in Bishkek until October 21

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President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree on the introduction of a state of emergency on the territory of Bishkek from October 9 to 21. This was announced on Friday by the press service of the head of state.

The state of emergency is introduced from 20:00 on October 9 to 08:00 on October 21.

According to the decree of the head of state, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Almazbek Orozaliev was appointed commandant of the capital for the period of emergency.

In addition, the decree defines the provision of the commandant’s office in Bishkek. It has the right to determine measures and temporary restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens, in particular, to impose a curfew and a special regime for the entry and exit of citizens.

Kyrgyz unrest

Since October 5, protests have been held in Bishkek, which began with speeches by political parties dissatisfied with the results of the parliamentary elections. The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan invalidated the election results. During the protests, the parliament building in the capital and other administrative buildings were seized. The protesters released opposition politicians, in particular ex-President Almazbek Atambayev, from prison.

The speaker has changed in the parliament: he is the deputy of the parliamentary faction “Bir Bol” (“Be one”) Myktybek Abdyldaev. At an emergency meeting, MPs voted to appoint Sadyr Japarov, who was released from the colony, as prime minister (he was serving a sentence for taking a hostage).

Soon after the outbreak of protests in Bishkek, the State Committee for National Security took over as acting head. Secretary of the Security Council of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Suvanaliev. He explained that he coordinated the work of the security forces during the riots since the leadership of the State Committee for National Security was not at the workplace. It was reported about the actual change of the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The opposition forces have formed several coordination councils to change the government and have put forward various demands.

Over time, there were reports of the seizure of company offices and fields.

On Friday night, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov announced that he was ready to resign as soon as “the country takes the path of legality.” Released from jail, former President Atambayev also called on Jeenbekov to resign.

On Friday, several protest actions are taking place in Bishkek, supporters and opponents of Jeenbekov are holding rallies.

On October 9, Jeenbekov dismissed Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov and the government, and also removed Suvanaliev from the post of head of the State Committee for National Security.


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