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18 Dec 2019 | 05:26 AM UTC

Kyrgyzstan: Rally planned in Bishkek December 19

Rally in support of former member of parliament Sadyr Zhaparov scheduled in Bishkek December 19; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely

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Event

Activists have called for a rally in Bishkek on Thursday, December 19, in support of the former member of parliament Sadyr Japarov, who was arrested in 2017. Participants plan to gather from 12:00 to 14:00 (local time) at Gorky Park.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of the protest.

Advice

Individuals in Bishkek are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protest and demonstration locations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.