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Political asylum in USA: ex-leader of SDPK youth still in detention center

Civil activist Renat Samudinov and former TV presenter of OTRK Elnura Moldokadyrova are still in the special detention center of Adelanto city, California, USA. Press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

According to it, the status of the asylum application procedure in the United States is not disclosed in accordance with the established requirements of the internal regulations.

«In connection with the existing restrictions, it is not possible to contact the citizens of Kyrgyzstan personally. The Kyrgyz Embassy in the United States is in constant contact with the Department for Deportation Supervision of the U.S. Immigration Service to provide our citizens with consular and legal assistance if necessary,» the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

Recall, in November 2017, the media reported that ex-leader of the youth wing of SDPK party Renat Samudinov and his wife Elnura Moldokadyrova, who previously worked at OTRK television channel, applied for political asylum in the United States. However, they were detained at border when they tried to enter the United States via Mexico.