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President Sooronbay Zheenbekov (right) meeting with new prime minister and speaker of parliament of Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Kyrgyz President's Press Service)
14 Oct 20
Demands continue for President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation.
Parts of the building housing the parliament and president's office were set alight during the night. (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 20
Volunteers rally to clean up city, ensure security and prevent looting.
The main Ala-Too square in capital Bishkek today, 6 October, 2020. (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 20
Election results cancelled as opposition supporters seize control of key offices.
Gulshat Asylbayeva, main initiator of the draft law. (Photo: Kyrgyz parliament's official website kenesh.kg)
12 Aug 20
Draft law would allow authorities to block websites deemed to contain inaccurate information, with no need for a court ruling.
4 Aug 20
Supporters say they will continue to fight for his case to be reopened.
(Photo: RFE/RL Kyrgyzstan)
1 Jun 20
The state of emergency has now been extended indefinitely.
24 Apr 20
Those in the front line of the fight against coronavirus say that they are not being properly protected.
Nazik Akparova, the youngest deputy of the village council of Saruu in the Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan with her son and husband. (Photo courtesy of N. Akparova)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
New law aims to increase female participation in municipal affairs.
A punch bag as the symbol of domestic violence was removed from the exhibition. The committee found it provocative. (Photo courtesy of the Feminnale organisers)
9 Dec 19
Show highlighting women’s rights censored for offending local sensitivities.
Penal colony #27 in Moldovanovka village, not far from Bishkek. (Photo: Bolot Isaev/IWPR)
4 Nov 19
Experts call for comprehensive approach to deradicalising prisoners.

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