In Bishkek, there are mass arrests of suspects in preparation for a violent seizure of power, Daryo correspondent has reported citing the country's National Security committee.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General submitted to the Parliament a proposal to give consent to bringing the leader of the Butun Kyrgyzstan opposition faction, Adakhan Madumarov, to criminal liability.
He is also suspected of preparing for riots and staging a coup d’état. On the same day, at the initiative of the speaker, a deputy commission was created.
This is not the first time that the Prosecutor General asks for consent to initiate a criminal case against Madumarov. In March 2022, the Jogorku Kenesh unanimously refused him.
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Kyrgyzstan's History of Presidential Topplings: A Nation Shaken by Popular Uprisings
Kyrgyzstan has experienced a turbulent history with its presidents losing power through popular uprisings. Since 2005, the country has witnessed three instances where the president was toppled by mass protests. These events highlight the volatile nature of politics in the Central Asian nation.
The first instance occurred in 2005 during the Tulip Revolution, which led to the overthrow of President Askar Akayev. The protests were fueled by allegations of corruption, authoritarianism, and electoral fraud. Akayev eventually resigned and left the country, marking the beginning of a new era in Kyrgyzstan.
The second wave of popular unrest took place in 2010 during the April Revolution. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev faced widespread public discontent over corruption, nepotism, and economic hardships. The protests turned violent, resulting in casualties and Bakiyev's forced resignation. He fled the country, leaving a power vacuum and political instability.
The most recent episode occurred in 2020 with the October Revolution. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov faced accusations of electoral manipulation in parliamentary elections, triggering widespread protests across the country. The demonstrations culminated in Jeenbekov's resignation, as he sought to prevent further violence and maintain stability. This marked the third time in less than two decades that a president of Kyrgyzstan was removed from power through popular uprising.