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Koi-Tash events: Rally held near Pervomaisky District Court in Bishkek

Supporters of the former president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, held a protest on the anniversary of the Koi-Tash events. About 100 people gathered near the building of the Pervomaisky District Court.

The protesters held banners and posters in their hands. The police officers guarding the court building demanded to hold the rally outside the territory of the court. The wife of the accused, Raisa Atambayeva, and ex-deputy of the Parliament, Irina Karamushkina, intervened in the dispute.

Protesters shouted: «Freedom to Atambayev!»

Several criminal cases have been initiated against Almazbek Atambayev, including on riots in Koi-Tash village on August 7-8, 2019, corruption and money laundering. Last summer, he was charged with illegal issuance of passports to Turkish citizens, as well as organizing mass riots in October 2020 and was acquitted by the court.