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Kyrgyzstan|politics|January 25, 2022 / 12:13 PM
Free media vital to fighting corruption, U.S. Department of State says in response to detention of journalist in Kyrgyzstan
Special task force team taking journalist Bolot Temirov out of his office on January 22

AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Department of State has reacted to the detention of journalist and investigative reporter Bolot Temirov and akyn Bolot Nazarov.

On January 22, police with special task force arrived in the editorial office of Temirov Live in Bishkek. They detained Bolot Temirov, who was brought to the Bishkek police department. It turned out that his colleague akyn Bolot Nazarov was detained together with Bolot Temirov. Both were released under written pledge not to leave the town. 

Journalists linked detention with professional activities of Temirov Live editorial office and the recently released investigation into fuel business of family of State National Security Committee Chairman Kamchibek Tashiev.

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