Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan to introduce curfew in Bishkek from Saturday

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The state of emergency in Bishkek will be introduced from Saturday, October 10, and not from the evening of October 9, as stated in the decree of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan specified /

Earlier, the president of the republic, by his decree, introduced a state of emergency in the capital from 20.00 on October 9 to October 21. Jeenbekov also demanded that troops and military equipment be brought into the city and appointed the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Almazbev Orozaliev as commandant.

After that, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the state of emergency would be introduced in the capital “from October 10 in order to quickly stabilize the socio-political situation, establish public order,” Interfax reports.

According to the ministry, the commandant has not yet made a decision on the introduction of a curfew or a ban on entry to Bishkek.

By law, parliament must pass a resolution approving the decree within three days. Former prime minister and ex-deputy Felix Kulov explained that if legislators do not do this, the decree will come into force automatically.

Protests in Kyrgyzstan began after the October 4 parliamentary elections. 16 parties took part in them, only four of them have overcome the electoral barrier. Supporters of parties that did not make it to parliament took to the streets of Bishkek. They seized the buildings of the city hall, public television and radio company, parliament, government and the country’s Interior Ministry.

President of the country Sooronbai Jeenbekov called the incident in the state an attempt to seize power.

Mars Sariev, a political scientist and expert at the Institute of Public Policy of Kyrgyzstan, told Izvestia that there is still no structured government in the country’s regions, and the situation remains turbulent.

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