Kloop.kg shutdown: Media Policy Institute calls the claim unfounded

Representatives of Media Policy Institute commented on the initiative of the Bishkek prosecutor’s office to file a lawsuit to liquidate Kloop Media Public Foundation.

Media Policy Institute considers the claim to be unfounded.

«The statement of claim of the Bishkek prosecutor’s office contains only an opinion about the allegedly negative impact of the materials, which cannot be considered as a legal justification and in no way can serve as a basis for making a legal and fair decision to terminate the activities of a legal entity,» they noted.

On August 26, the head of state sharply criticized one of the articles posted on Kloop.kg website, saying that such publications «bring only harm and no benefit to the Kyrgyzstanis.»

It was reported on August 28 that Bishkek prosecutor Emilbek Abdymanapov filed a lawsuit in court to liquidate Kloop.Media public foundation.

The lawsuit, in particular, states that «most of the publications are of a negative nature, aimed at discrediting representatives of state and municipal bodies», «Kloop.Media publications contain hidden manipulations of the opinion of the society, which are imposed negative processes that do not correspond to reality, and create opposition to any undertakings of the current government».

The prosecutor cites several headlines and materials from Kloop.kg, which, according to the oversight body, are sharply critical of the government.

The prosecutor’s office also accuses the public foundation of concealing a large amount of funds.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Head of Urban Planning Department detained for bribery

The head of the Chui Regional Department for Urban Planning and Architecture and employee of the State Agency for Architecture, Construction, Housing and Communal Services were detained while giving a bribe. Press center of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan (SCNS) reported.

The officials gave a bribe of $1,500 to an official of the State Agency for Architecture, Construction and Housing and Communal Services. They wanted to illegally dismiss the chief accountant of the Chui Regional Department for Urban Planning and Architecture.

«The detainees approached an official of the State Construction Committee in order to fire the chief accountant of the regional department. They wanted to initiate an illegal audit with subsequent discreditation. Both suspects were placed in the temporary detention center of the SCNS,» the state committee said.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Narcologists from CSTO countries meet in Minsk

A Coordination meeting of the chief narcologists of the states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was held in Minsk. The organization’s website reported.

During the meeting, participants discussed current trends in the development of the drug situation in the CSTO area of responsibility and its individual states, ways to solve the problem of illegal drug consumption;

Exchanged statistical information regarding drug-related morbidity and mortality;

Discussed government measures to protect children in dysfunctional families (in cases where the dysfunction is associated with drug use).

Participants were told about the preparation of the CSTO model law «On the prevention of non-medical drug consumption.»

They came to the conclusion that all CSTO states comply with the provisions of international and national legislation on the provision of medical care, social support, employment opportunities and social reintegration of persons with drug addiction disorders who have violated the law.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Sadyr Japarov congratulates Kyrgyzstanis on Komuz Day

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Komuz Day on September 9. President Sadyr Japarov congratulated the Kyrgyzstanis on this date.

The head of state noted that komuz is an invaluable artistic treasure, an unshakable sacred heritage, an integral part of the spiritual culture of the Kyrgyz people. All people, every nation has its own culture and spiritual world.

Since ancient times, the three-string komuz has set the tone for the hopes and dreams of the Kyrgyz people, their sorrows and joys, leaving a legacy for generations.

«Facts from historical sources mentioning the Kyrgyz komuz, which was played 3,000 years ago, indicate that it is one of the oldest musical instruments. Telling about the path and history of the people, putting their personal values and love into great melodies, komuz players are the bearers of the real spiritual wealth of the people,» Sadyr Japarov said.

He also recalled that in ancient times the names of great komuz players were mentioned in legends, such as Chyngyshbai, Abak, Baikabyl, Serkebai, Taiteke, Arstanbek, Tilen, Kudaibergen, Zholbun, Kydyr ake, Toktogul Satylganov, Murataly Kurenkeev, Karamoldo Orozov, Ybyrai Tumanov, Niyazaly Boroshev, Atai Ogombaev, Shekerbek Sherkulov, whose melodies are the best examples of traditional music of the Kyrgyz people, performed on the komuz.

This year, September 9—Komuz Day—coincides with a significant date—the 140th anniversary of Karamoldo Orozov, who can confidently be called the «father of melody.»

«The works of the author of the masterpieces of Kyrgyz instrumental music, the outstanding komuz player-virtuoso, the incomparable melodist Karamoldo Orozov, the melodies «Ibarat», «Zhash Kerbez», «Kara Ozgoi», «Kokoi kesti», «Nasyikat», «Syngan Bugu», are distinguished by their stylistic features, compositional structure, artistic form from the works of other masters; they are imbued with the soul of the Kyrgyz people. As long as the Kyrgyz people are alive, wonderful melodies will always and everywhere sound, passed on from generation to generation, instilling the spirit of the great Motherland; our Kyrgyz sons and daughters will play three-string komuzes, passing on the sound of the melody from century to century,» Sadyr Japarov concluded.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Akylbek Japarov opens bus repair service center in Bishkek

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov took part in the opening of a center for repair and maintenance of buses in Bishkek. Press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported.

The ceremony was attended by the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Communist Party of Shandong Province Lin Wu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Kyrgyzstan Du Dewen, Mayor of Bishkek Emilbek Abdykadyrov and management of Zhongtong Bus company.

The service center will service the entire vehicle fleet of the capital.

At the same time, repairs and replacement of parts will be carried out in a short time, which will speed up the solution to the problem of the lack of buses due to their technical malfunction. The head of the Cabinet of Ministers noted that, given the previous sad experience of use of Chinese buses, functioning of the service center was extremely necessary.

In addition, a Zhongtong computed tomography medical vehicle was handed over to Kyrgyzstan. It will make it possible to provide medical services in areas of high demand and increase the availability of computed tomography services in remote areas of the capital.

The head of the Cabinet of Ministers noted that the automobile tomography device will be tested, and if successful, the Kyrgyz side will consider the possibility of purchasing an additional number of such medical vehicles.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Foreign Ministry issues statement on illegal activities named as ‘elections’ by puppet regime created by Armenia in Garabagh region of Azerbaijan

‘The illegal activity under the false pretext of ‘presidential elections’ by the puppet regime created as a result of the occupation by Armenia is a gross violation of the Constitution and legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as norms and principles of international law,’ Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on the illegal activities named as ‘elections’ by the puppet regime created by Armenia in the Garabagh region of Azerbaijan. The statement reads: ‘Only the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan form the legal basis for the expression of will through elections in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The puppet separatist regime is the consequence of the aggression and ethnic cleansing policy that continued for nearly 30 years. The steps taken by this regime to continue its existence due to the military, political, financial and other types of support of Armenia, have no legal validity whatsoever. The mentioned step is another element of the provocative and inflammatory activity of Armenia, which has deteriorated recently, and is a serious blow to the efforts of normalization in the region and reintegration of ethnic Armenian residents into the constitutional framework of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Holding the so-called ‘elections’ once again clearly shows that Armenia and the puppet regime created by it, which have taken steps to maintain the status quo and continue its occupation policy, are not really interested in the peace process, on the contrary, have taken the path of provocation and escalating the situation. Armenia should stop its futile attempts to deceive its people and the international community, put an end to the claims against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, constructively participate in the normalization process and comply with its international obligations. Armenia’s obstruction of the dialogue of Azerbaijan with the ethnic Armenians living in its sovereign territory is a gross interference in the internal affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is an attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country. The Republic of Azerbaijan will resolutely counter threats to its sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. The only way to achieve peace and stability in the region is the unconditional and complete withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the Garabagh region of Azerbaijan and the disbandment of the puppet regime. The Republic of Azerbaijan urges all members of the international community, in accordance with their obligations within international law, to make a correct political assessment on the steps directed against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, to take effective measures to prevent Armenia from taking steps that endanger the fragile normalization efforts in the region, and to strongly condemn the illegal activities named as ‘elections.’

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry: Steps taken by puppet regime in Garabagh have no legal validity whatsoever

‘Only the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan form the legal basis for the expression of will through elections in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The puppet separatist regime is the consequence of the aggression and ethnic cleansing policy that continued for nearly 30 years. The steps taken by this regime to continue its existence due to the military, political, financial and other types of support of Armenia, have no legal validity whatsoever,’ Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on the illegal activities named as ‘elections’ by the puppet regime created by Armenia in the Garabagh region of Azerbaijan. ‘The mentioned step is another element of the provocative and inflammatory activity of Armenia, which has deteriorated recently, and is a serious blow to the efforts of normalization in the region and reintegration of ethnic Armenian residents into the constitutional framework of the Republic of Azerbaijan,’ the ministry noted.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijan`s defense minister receives representatives of Iranian Armed Forces

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has received a delegation of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, led by Major General Mohammad Ahadi visiting Azerbaijan to participate in the meeting of the Azerbaijan-Iran Joint Commission, the Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC. First, the Iranian delegation visited the Alley of Martyrs and paid tribute to the memory of the heroes of the Motherland, who sacrificed their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, as well as laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument. At the meeting held at the Ministry of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov welcomed the guests and spoke about the reconstruction works carried out in the liberated territories under the leadership of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, as well as the operational situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian conditional border and in the Karabakh economic region. The Minister of Defense emphasized that recently, the number of provocations committed by the Armenian armed forces units and the illegal Armenian armed detachments in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping forces are temporarily stationed, has increased, and these provocations have been immediately and resolutely suppressed by the Azerbaijan Army units. Expressing gratitude for the hospitality, Major General Mohammad Ahadi conveyed the greetings of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lieutenant General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri. He noted that Azerbaijani-Iranian relations are based on ancient historical roots, as well as highlighted the importance of mutual visits in terms of expanding friendly and neighborly relations. Praising the reconstruction work carried out by Azerbaijan in the liberated territories, the Iranian delegation expressed concern about Armenia’s activities that could pose a threat to stability and security in the region. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the prospects for the development of cooperation between the countries in the military sphere, regional security issues, as well as on other issues of interest. Colonel General Zakir Hasanov also wished the members of the Azerbaijan-Iran Joint Commission success in their activities, expressed hope that such meetings will make a positive contribution to the bilateral military cooperation, and asked to convey his greetings to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Source: AZERTAC, Azerbaijan State News Agency