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Convicted in Kyrgyzstan have tightened riot, having sewn their mouths

2012-01-24 16:20

About 400 prisoners in Kyrgyzstan, who participated in mass protests and hunger strike, have sewed their mouths in protest. It was announced by the Ombudsman of the Republic Tursunbek Akun on Tuesday. "Starting from today, the prisoners have tightened their protest. It will not lead to anything good, the situation requires an urgent solution", cited the statement of Commissioner for Human Rights. Prisoners are against restoring order in the detention center in Bishkek.

"The prisoners, geared up negatively, seeking the opening of at least one cell for the so-called "obshchak" and free to move in the Prison-1, have given the order "sew up", Rosbusinessconsulting quoted the statement of the State Penitentiary Service Sheishenbek Baizakov. According to him, prison management does not intend to fulfill their claims. "Let them all sew their mouths!" Baizakov said.

"In case of default of the conditions, the prisoners are threatening to involve their families, loved ones to the protests, to make them also sew up their mouths on public or conduct hunger strikes and protest actions outside the buildings of the parliament and government", reported referring to the press service of State Penitentiary Service.

From mid-January 2012, a wave of riots and protests took place in Kyrgyz prisons. However, management of the penitentiary service are reacting very harshly, suppressing the manifestations of popular discontent by force.

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