The international human rights organization Amnesty International called on the Kyrgyz authorities to immediately release five people who were detained on March
Human rights activists note that the court decision on the arrest of the demonstrators does not comply with international norms, because the police did not allow lawyers to defend the interests of the detainees in court. In addition, independent observers were not allowed to attend the hearing.
Detention of the demonstrators, according to human rights activists, was «deliberate». The authorities in such a way tried to prevent peaceful protest and deprive the participants of the march of their right to freedom of speech.
They should be immediately and unconditionally released. Their detention also appears designed to scare others from participating in future protests.Amnesty International
Human rights activists believe that participants of the march did not violate the law, because they have notified the authorities of the peaceful action beforehand.
On Saturday, March