Curfew and troops in city: President of Kyrgyzstan introduced state of emergency in Bishkek

Source : 112 Ukraine

State of emergency is introduced until the morning of October 21
17:48, 9 October 2020

On Friday, October 9, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree, according to which a state of emergency was introduced in the territory of Bishkek. This is stated on the website of the President of Kyrgyzstan.

"Introduce a state of emergency on the territory of the city of Bishkek of the Kyrgyz Republic for the period from 20:00 on October 9, 2020 to 08:00 on October 21, 2020. To appoint the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Kydyrmaevich Orozaliev as commandant of the city of Bishkek of the Kyrgyz Republic (hereinafter - the Commandant) for the period of the introduction of the state of emergency. To form a commandant's office on the territory of the city of Bishkek of the Kyrgyz Republic to ensure the state of emergency," the message says.

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The following emergency measures, temporary restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens and their additional obligations on the territory of the city of Bishkek of the Kyrgyz Republic are also identified:

1) introduce a curfew;

2) introduce a special regime of entry and exit of citizens;

3) prohibit individual citizens from leaving their house (apartment) or place of temporary residence for a specified period;

4) to involve in the protection of public order, strategic facilities and facilities that ensure the livelihoods of the population, units of authorized state bodies in charge of defense and internal affairs;

5) prohibit the holding of entertainment, sports and other mass events, as well as strikes, meetings, rallies, street marches, demonstrations and pickets;

6) expel violators of public order who are not residents of a given locality, including foreign citizens, at their expense to their place of permanent residence or outside the area where a state of emergency has been declared;

7) in order to ensure the activities of enterprises and organizations for the production and supply of products, make changes to their work plans, establish a special mode of operation of enterprises, institutions and organizations, as well as resolve other issues of their economic activities;

8) prohibit the dismissal of workers and employees of their own free will, except in cases of dismissal for valid reasons;

9) introduce control over the media if these means can be used to escalate the current situation in the territory where the state of emergency has been declared;

10) introduce special rules for using communications;

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11) restrict the movement of vehicles, including foreign ones, and conduct their inspection, with the exception of the transport of diplomatic services;

12) check documents in places of mass gathering of citizens;

13) for citizens living in the territory where a state of emergency is declared, take early measures to ensure their own safety.

"To the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic to enter the territory of the city of Bishkek military formations with military equipment to organize checkpoints, suppress armed clashes, ensure the protection of law and order and protect the civilian population," the message says.

In addition, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic will be given the right to change the territorial jurisdiction of civil, criminal, administrative cases, misdemeanor cases, as well as materials of pre-trial proceedings in the city of Bishkek of the Kyrgyz Republic for the period of the state of emergency.

In order to prevent the escalation of the current situation, the media should disseminate the information provided by the Commandant during the introduction of the state of emergency.

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October 5, a rally of political parties that disagreed with the results of the parliamentary elections began in the capital of Bishkek. They demanded the cancellation of the October 4 vote and re-election. Later, the protest escalated into clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement agencies. The protesters seized the building of the National Security Committee and the building occupied by the President and Parliament of Kyrgyzstan.

On October 7, MPs have already approved Japarov's candidacy for the post of new prime minister, but opposition politicians have nominated their candidacy, Tilek Toktogavidze.

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