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Criminal proceedings instituted against 12 participants of rally near GKNB

Criminal proceedings have been instituted against 12 participants of the rally in support of Sadyr Japarov, held on Saturday in Bishkek near the building of the State Committee for National Security (GKNB). Press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to it, during the riots, five police officers got various injures. There was also inflicted damage in form of broken windows and doors of the bus. 12 active participants of the rally were detained and placed in the detention center of Bishkek Main Police Department on suspicion of committing these crimes.

Criminal cases were initiated on facts of hooliganism, infliction of property damage, using violence against a representative of the authorities. 64 people from among the protesters were arrested for a period from two to five days. 12 people were fined. Two participants of the rally were warned. A preventive conversation was held with the rest of the participants.

Press Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

Recall, Sadyr Japarov lately resided in Cyprus. He was detained right upon his arrival on the border with Kazakhstan and taken to GKNB for interrogation in the criminal case on taking Emilbek Kaptagaev hostage in 2013. His supporters held a rally at the building of the State Committee demanding the release of the former deputy.

The demonstrators twice tried to break through the cordon. Special services dispersed the participants of the protest. As a result, 105 people were detained for violation of public order.