Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court has reportedly ruled that the immunity enjoyed by former presidents is unconstitutional. According to RFE/RL, on October 3 the court’s Constitutional Chamber ordered the government to pursue amendments to the legislation that outlines presidential activities, responsibilities and to-date has included immunity from prosecution.
Concerns are rising over Kyrgyzstan’s heavy-handed approach to prosecuting individuals over the possession of supposedly extremist material. A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that such criminal cases often serves as part of a more general policy of repression under the guise of combatting Islamist extremism.
Interior Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kashkar Dzhunushaliev met with Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qinghua and Qatar State Ambassador Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Sulayti. At the meeting, the parties discussed issues of further cooperation, KABAR reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
An autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) will take place October 3-6 in Kyrgyzstan, KirTAG news agency reported Oct. 1.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri has invited the Vice Chancellors of Kyrgyz universities and academicians and educationists of Kyrgyzstan to explore avenues of collaboration and joint research between Pakistani and Kyrgyz higher education institutions.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Growth remains stable across most of developing Asia due to robust domestic demand, buoyant oil and gas prices, and a consolidation of India’s growth rebound. But escalating trade tensions will test the region’s resilience, underscoring the importance of efforts to bolster trade ties among its countries, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Kyrgyzstan has selected Tunku Kyrsyk (Night Accident), directed by Temirbek Birnazarov, as its submission for consideration in the best foreign-language film Oscar category.
BISHKEK, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Kyrgyz parliament on Wednesday elected Tokon Mamytov, former vice prime minister for security issues, as the country's new ombudsman.
The Diplomat: Kyrgyzstan should focus on genuine threats, not throw people in jail for the videos they watch or the books they read.
BISHKEK, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The active stage of the joint anti-terrorism exercise "Issyk-Kul Anti-terror 2018" by member states of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) has started in Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security said Tuesday.