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President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov
Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic
207 Abdumomunov Street
720003 Bishkek

Dijk en Waard, June 2024

Dear Mr President,

I write You as someone who is also in our own country concerned with the respect of Human Rights. I wish to express my great concern about the arbitrary detention and criminal prosecution of

and nine other journalists

I believe that criminal charges have been brought against Makhabat Tazhibek-kyzy, Aike Beishekeeva, and nine other journalists and media workers associated with “Ayt Ayt Dese” and Temirov LIVE projects, solely to punish them for their criticism of the authorities..

< I am also deeply concerned about allegations that Makhabat Tazhibek-kyzy was tortured or otherwise ill-treated in pre-trial detention on April 5, 2024. The Office of the Ombudsman for Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan has confirmed these allegations.

< I urge You to immediately release the eleven journalists, drop all charges against them and enable them to continue their professional activities freely and without fear.
Pending their release, I call on You to ensure they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment in detention.

I thank You for Your attention in this very important matter, I am kindly awaiting for positive news about these eleven journalists..

Yours sincerely and respectfully,


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