Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: imprisoned for coup attempt ex-MPs continue hunger strike
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Kyrgyzstan: imprisoned for coup attempt ex-MPs continue hunger strike

Former Kyrgyz MPs Bektur Asanov and Kubanychbek Kadyrov (both sentenced to 12-year sentences), energy expert Ernest Karybekov (sentenced to 20 years) and former Kyrgyz state secretary Dastan Sarygulov (4-year on probation) were detained in 2016 on suspicion to stage a “forcible coup d’état” -- based on an audio conversation with the voices resembling them, released prior to their detention on the internet.

15-02-2018, 14:57
Kyrgyzstan: president says fighting corruption his priority
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Kyrgyzstan: president says fighting corruption his priority

BISHKEK (TCA) — Corruption has penetrated deeply into the courts, prosecutor's offices, financial police, the State Committee for National Security, and the police, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov said at the country's Security Council meeting on February 8. The meeting considered measures against corruption in the judicial, law enforcement and supervisory bodies of Kyrgyzstan.

12-02-2018, 09:32
Op-Ed: Amongst 6 million Kyrgyz, there was no one more useful than Farid Niyazov?
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Op-Ed: Amongst 6 million Kyrgyz, there was no one more useful than Farid Niyazov?

If Niyazov stays in his current post, this can damage the interethnic accord, both in Kyrgyzstan and in the region. After all, it is Niyazov who proposed the virulent ideas of the “attack” on the neighbors, which was voiced in the last months of presidency of “not quite adequate” Almazbek Atambayev. The new president had to apologize for Atambayev, while Niyazov continues to walk with his head up high.

5-02-2018, 14:56
Crime and corruption a serious concern in Kyrgyzstan
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Crime and corruption a serious concern in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (TCA) — The current criminal situation in Kyrgyzstan is of considerable concern among the population, and the relevant state bodies should ensure the proper security of the citizens, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov said at a government meeting on January 15. He ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs to improve the situation by combating organized crime and strengthening preventive measures among minors.

22-01-2018, 09:37