Ban on rallies in Kyrgyzstan's capital extended

Kyrgyzstan Materials 12 January 2024 16:31 (UTC +04:00)
Ban on rallies in Kyrgyzstan's capital extended
Abdullo Janob
Abdullo Janob
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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, January 12. Restrictions on holding rallies have been extended in Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek until March 31, 2024, Trend reports.

According to the press service of the Pervomaysky district administration of Bishkek, this decision was made by the district court. The restrictions apply to various locations, including:

- Ala-Too Square;
- Erkindik Boulevard - from Lineynaya Street to Chui Avenue;
- Near the buildings of the Presidential Administration and the Parliament and adjacent Panfilov park
- Near the Supreme Court building;
- Near the Russian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan;
- Near the State Committee for National Security building;
- Near the Ministry of Internal Affairs building.

Only official events organized by government agencies are allowed in these areas. Rallies can be held in Maxim Gorky Park.

The Pervomaysky district court of Bishkek had previously ruled on December 26, 2022, to prohibit rallies in the city center, designating a specific location for peaceful assemblies – the square near the monument to Gorky. This prohibition has been subsequently extended multiple times.