Mass arrests: Gulnara Dzhurabaeva remanded in custody

The Bishkek City Court considered a complaint of lawyers of defendants in the Kempir-Abad case about extension of measure of restraint.

The court remanded the ex-member of the Central Election Commission Gulnara Dzhurabaeva in custody despite the lawyer asked to release her.

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 26 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