A well-known investigative journalist of Kyrgyzstan Bolot Temirovhis lawyers about his deportation to Russia court from the decision Ali To court complaint will give Lower court journalist Kyrgyzstan your passport found guilty of illegal acquisition and made a decision to deport him to Russia.
Temirov wrote about the corruption of government officials court He was deported to Moscow within a few hours of the decision on November 23. According to his lawyers, as soon as the decision was made, people in civilian clothes forced Temirov court out of the hall.
43-year-old Temirov told RFE/RL by phone on November 24 that those who took him to Bishkek airport treated him like a criminal. He said that he was sent to Moscow without any documents.
UNHuman rights representative of , defenders of press freedom, Western countries condemned the decision to deport Temirov. USAEmbassy in Bishkek tweeted that “democratic principles were ignored” in the verdict.
“Journalists should be able to work without fear of retaliation. The Kyrgyz Constitution protects freedom of expression and these rights must be respected.” – the embassy emphasized.
USA State Department spokesman Ned Price (Ned Price) expressed his “disappointment” at the decision, called on Kyrgyzstan to preserve its “dynamic civil society” and not to “tarnish” its reputation with “attempts to violate freedom of expression”.
European Union and expressed “deep concern” about the sentence and the “immediate strict detention” of Temirov.
Temirov says he is innocent. According to him, he faced accusations after publishing his investigation into the corruption of the country’s leading officials.
Earlier this month, Reporters Without Borders The organization has included Temirov’s name in the short list of 2022 Press Freedom Award winners.
And last year US Department of State recognized him as one of the 12 people fighting against corruption.