KYRGYZSTAN Activists arrested for demonstrating in favour of freedom of expression

ASIANEWS | on Mon, Mar 20, 12:42 PM

Bishkek (AsiaNews) – Activists were arrested for taking part in a rally in support of human rights. The march was held on Saturday in the Kyrgyz capital, where hundreds of people filled the streets to protest peacefully against President Almazbek Atambayev’s crack down on independent media. Among those participating were numerous journalists, rights activists and regular members of the public as well as MPs from the opposition Ata-Meken party, whose leader Omurbek Tekebayev is in jail on alle...

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