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Blogger Elmir Sydyman arrested for inciting inter-regional hatred

A suspect in inciting inter-regional hostility was arrested in Bishkek. Press service of the Internal Affairs Department of Oktyabrsky district of the capital reported.

Investigation Service of the Internal Affairs Department identified a suspect — 23-year-old S.E. — during the pre-trial proceedings under the Article «Incitement of racial, ethnic, national, religious or inter-regional hostility (hatred)» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

«The suspect was arrested and placed in the detention center. The investigation is ongoing as part of the pre-trial proceedings,» the police department added.