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A coup attempt in Kyrgyzstan ends with more than 30 detainees

A coup attempt in Kyrgyzstan ends with more than 30 detainees

authorities Kyrgyzstan They announced this Tuesday that they have Coup thwartedWhich ended with the arrest of more than 30 people accused of wanting to “organize riots” and planning the operation.

he Kyrgyz National Security Committee (GNKB), through a statement, announced that it had “thwarted the illegal activities of a group, prepared Mass protest actions and riots are widespread throughout the country with the subsequent violent seizure of power.

He stressed that “more than 30 people arrested on Monday confessed.” GKNB. Leader of the political party Rooster Kennish (People’s Assembly), without parliamentary representation, accused of being the mastermind of this class of More than 100 people and organizing “secret meetings to discuss plans to seize power by force.”

And the secret services confirmed that the criminal group should do so “Receiving overseas funding soon”. As a result of the investigations, the agents collected other physical evidence proving their criminal intent. Special steps are being taken to identify the other individuals involved.

The arrests come days after the official visit of the President of the Republic European CouncilAnd Charles Michelduring which the president Sadir Japarov He stated that he is “willing to work alongside European Union».

Despite this Central Asian Republic Enjoying relative media and political pluralism in a region where freedom of expression is rare, NGOs deplore Increased pressure on the media and civil society.

At the end of May, the leader of the main opposition party in parliament and former presidential candidate, the nationalist Adakhan MadumarovHe was charged with “riot”, “seizure of power by force” and “abuse of power”. So far, neither the Public Prosecution nor Parliament has determined the source of these accusations.

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Madumarov He is one of the main critics of a border agreement with neighboring countries Uzbekistan This particularly affects the use of the water reservoir, an important resource in this drought-stricken agricultural region.