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SCNS of Kyrgyzstan detains parliamentary candidate Akbokon Tashtanbekov

Parliamentary candidate Akbokon Tashtanbekov has been detained. Own sources informed 24.kg news agency.

The day before he was brought in for questioning and then was handed a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under the article «Incitement of interethnic or inter-regional hatred» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. Akbokon Tashtanbekov was placed in the temporary detention facility of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS).

A criminal case was initiated against Akbokon Tashtanbekov, a candidate for Parliament in Issyk-Ata consistency No. 30. A video was published on social media, in which the candidate threatens a man of another nationality. Facebook users demanded to punish Akbokon Tashtanbekov for inciting ethnic hatred. The Central Electoral Commission consented to the prosecution of Akbokon Tashtanbekov.