Author: Nurzat Kasymov

The First May District Court of Bishkek fully acquitted activist Yrys Jekshenaliev and removed all the charges against him. This decision was made by judge Mirbek Satarbek uulu. At the court hearing on November 16, the prosecutor asked to sentence him to seven years in prison. Irys Jekshenaliev and his lawyer denied all the charges and asked the court to acquit him. Yrys Jekshenaliev was arrested in August last year after publishing an old video on the “Polit Uznik” page of the former chairman of the State Committee for National Security (SSC) Abdil Segizbaev about Jetim-Too. He spent two months in the…

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The Chairman of the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan left for a working trip to Osh region and met with employees of the judicial system. Zamirbek Bazarbekov held a meeting with judges of the region, during which procedural violations in various categories of cases were noted. He emphasized that within the framework of the third stage of judicial reform, the essence of which is to improve the quality of the administration of justice, tough measures will be taken in response to all cases of procedural and other violations by employees of the judicial system. Individual cases of gross violation of the requirements of procedural legislation on the part of judges have been reported. The head of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic gave instructions to eliminate violations and carry out work…

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Iranian director Farshid Azari’s documentary “Drops Give Life” will go on screen at the 17th edition of the International Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights-Bir Duino, which will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from November 27 to December 1. The film follows the life of Masht Hossein, a compassionate rancher who deeply values nature. Despite facing challenging conditions, Masht Hossein has dedicated over three decades to trekking through unforgiving terrain to provide water for the parched animals and birds in the drought-ridden area. Through his unwavering commitment, the area comes alive with newfound vitality. After completing the arduous journey,…

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Autumn holidays in schools of Kyrgyzstan will begin on November 6. The Ministry of Education and Science reported. The holidays will last until November 12. «Classes will begin on November 13,» the ministry said. It should be noted that Kyrgyzstanis will have five days off in November. On November 7-8 the republic celebrates the Days of History and Memory of Ancestors. They fall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Previously, the Cabinet of Ministers approved transfer of the working day from November 6 (Monday) to November 11 (Saturday). Thus, Kyrgyzstanis will rest from November 4 to November 8, and will work on November 11. Source : 24KG

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For six months, income from the reception of foreign citizens in Kyrgyzstan, according to estimates, amounted to $471.1 million. Compared to the corresponding period last year, an increase of 2.1 times. At the same time, in the period under review, citizens’ excursions brought tourism companies 1 billion 178.2 million soms. This is 1.9 times more than a year earlier, and resorts earned 413.1 million soms (+19% compared to the previous year). Hotels and cafes can boast of a colossal increase in income. The volume of services provided by hotels exceeded 1 billion soms, which is 1.3 times more than in 2022, and…

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Farmer Askarbek Duisheyev pours a small plastic bottle into the palm of his hand and tips some green balls under his tongue. This is nasvay, a type of toxic chewing tobacco hugely popular in Central Asia that is a key part of the fragile economy of impoverished southern Kyrgyzstan. “I’ve been growing tobacco to make nasvay for the past two years. What else is there to do? There’s no work in the Batken region,” Duisheyev, 59, told AFP. “I have to earn money and feed my family,” he said, as he cut tobacco leaves with a sickle in the village…

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Ukraine received from the United States industrial-grade 3D printers capable of printing spare parts for equipment on the battlefield. This was announced by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Maintenance William LaPlante According to the Pentagon, Ukrainian military personnel completed training in using these printers last week.“We finally delivered these industrial 3D printers to Ukraine last month, and their training on how to use the printer was completed last week,” LaPlante said during a speech at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).According to him, “we are talking about a printer the size of a truck” and the appearance of these…

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Kyrgyzstan’s main international airport has agreed to purchase two aircraft as part of efforts to grow connectivity within the landlocked Central Asian country. Manas International Airport (FRU), located 16 mi. from the capital Bishkek, has signed a deal with De Havilland Canada for a pair of Dash 8-400s, which are expected to be delivered next May. The acquisition is connected to a government strategy, led by President Sadyr Japarov, to “significantly increase” Kyrgyzstan’s domestic route network and lower the cost of airline tickets for passengers. As one of the smallest countries in Central Asia, the former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan…

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More than 26,000 Kyrgyzstanis left for Russia in the first half of 2023. According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), 28,700 migrants from Kyrgyzstan arrived in Russia in the first half of the year. The number of those who left Russia for Kyrgyzstan in the first six months of this year reached 20,500 people. In 2022, about 28,400 migrants from Kyrgyzstan left for Russia during the same period. The number of those who left Russia for Kyrgyzstan amounted to 43,600 people. Earlier, Deputy Head of the Department of Control and Supervision Service of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Yuri Konobeevsky reported that in the first six months of 2023 the flow of Kyrgyzstanis to Russia…

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The Ministry of Health confirmed that two unvaccinated children died of measles in the first six months of 2023. A three-year-old boy in Bishkek city and a one-year-old baby in Chui region died of this disease, their parents said, because of their religious beliefs, they refused to get their children vaccinated.According to official data, 1704 cases of measles have been registered since the beginning of the year. Most of them were in Osh region (609 cases) and Bishkek city (277 cases). The next places are Osh city (277 cases), Chui region (165 cases), Jalal-Abad region (94 cases), Batken region (89 cases), Talas…

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