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Kempir-Abad case: Bektur Asanov is allowed to leave Kyrgyzstan for treatment

The Pervomaisky District Court allowed Bektur Asanov to travel outside the country for treatment. The press service of the court reported.

The defendant’s request for permission to travel outside of Kyrgyzstan for treatment until April 19 was granted.

Earlier, the Bishkek City Court changed the preventive measure for Bektur Asanov to a written undertaking not to leave the city due to health condition.

Bektur Asanov slipped while taking a shower on December 4, 2023 and fell on the tiled floor. Afterwards, he began to experience pain in the cervical spine. In January, he was hospitalized and operated on at the National Hospital. After surgery he was transferred to the medical institution of the State Penitentiary Service No. 31 in Moldovanovka village.

  • The Committee for protection of Kempir-Abad reservoir was created on October 22, 2022. It includes activists, politicians and MPs. Mass arrests began on October 23. Authorities placed 27 people in jail on charges of preparing for riots. Currently, 10 people remain in custody.
  • A number of international human rights organizations such as the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), Freedom Now and others issued a statement calling for the immediate release of politicians and activists arrested in Kyrgyzstan.