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Kyrgyzstan: Immediately release peaceful demonstrators detained in Bishkek

, Index number: EUR 58/5929/2017

The detention of peaceful demonstrators by authorities in Kyrgyzstan appears to be a deliberate attempt to obstruct the conduct of a peaceful protest and to deny participants their right to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. They should be immediately and unconditionally released. Their detention also appears designed to scare others from participating in future protests.

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