Radical human rights organization to hold radical protest in Kyrgyzstan

Politics Materials 11 February 2009 11:13 (UTC +04:00)

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Feb. 11 / Trend A.Tinayev /

Radical opposition figure Maksim Kuleshov who is known for his shocking behavior told Kyrgyz media that he is launching a new human rights movement. He said he is disappointed by the country's policies.

Kuleshov wrote in a press release: "The president does not feel that the nation is suffering. Instituting property tax, annulling patents, increasing tariffs on imported vehicles, violating human rights - all of these things make people suffer."

Members of the movement, which will go by the name of "25," will gather in front of a state building holding glasses of horseradish juice out to the president. The juice symbolizes the bitter taste in the mouths of the people, Kuleshov said. The protest is called, "Horseradish for the President."

Kuleshov's latest speech ended in his arrest. A court fined him for violating regulations on holding protests.

A Kyrgyz district court later confirmed Kuleshov's constitutional right to express his opinion.

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