Kempir-Abad case: Mambetzhunus Abylov placed under house arrest

Mambetzhunus Abylov, coordinator of the Committee for Protection of Kempir-Abad reservoir, was placed under house arrest. This decision was made by the Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek.

According to Abylov, the court changed his preventive measure for two months.

«I was released without any conditions. The court changed the preventive measure for health reasons,» Mambetzhunus Abylov said.

The Committee for protection of Kempir-Abad reservoir was created on October 22. It includes activists, politicians and MPs. On the same day, in an interview with Kabar news agency, President Sadyr Japarov said: the authorities have information who was behind the rallies and marches on Kempir-Abad issue.

Mass arrests began on October 23. Authorities placed 27 people in jail on charges of preparing for riots.

A number of international human rights organizations such as the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), Freedom Now and others issued a statement calling for the immediate release of politicians and activists arrested in Kyrgyzstan.

Source: News Agency