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Kyrgyz police to be banned from using special means during rallies

Meeting of a working group on improving legislation to reform law enforcement agencies of the country was held in Kyrgyzstan under the chairmanship of the Vice Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov. The Information Support Department of the Government’s Executive Office reported.

The key innovations of the draft law On Service in Law Enforcement Agencies of Kyrgyzstan were presented at the meeting.

The system of monetary allowances and social guarantees will be simplified in law enforcement agencies from 2020. The government intends to allocate 2.7 billion soms from the budget for the implementation of the project.

«The rules setting the legal basis for the use of physical force, special means, weapons and military equipment by law enforcement bodies have been clarified. It is forbidden to use special means during assemblies, rallies, demonstrations, processions and pickets of nonviolent nature, which do not violate public order, do not hinder transport, communication facilities and organizations’ work,» the Information Policy Department reported.

The bill proposes to introduce a competitive selection upon admission to the service in law enforcement agencies.

According to the bill, the powers of the Internal Investigation Service have been substantially expanded. This is due to the independence of the activities carried out by its employees.

Zhenish Razakov instructed the Interior Ministry to finalize the draft law, taking into account the proposals voiced, and noted the need for its speedy submission to the Parliament for consideration.