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To the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Mr. Sadyr Nurgozhoevich Japarov


Dear Mr. President,

We express our gratitude to you for your decision to withdraw the Draft Law “On the Mass Media” due to its inconsistency with the principles and standards of freedom of speech and self-expression of citizens.

Today, March 14, 2024, deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh in the 3rd reading at the plenary session adopted the bill on “foreign representatives,” which is an analogue of the Russian Law “On Foreign Agents” and is aimed exclusively at limiting the activities of civil society organizations. The actions of deputies show the level of their political corruption and impunity for their systemic violations
constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Public organizations in Kyrgyzstan are full partners in the implementation of National Development Programs to promote the SDGs and the Global Agenda for Assistance to Mountain Countries, initiated by you personally; we are open and ready for partnership and effective cooperation.

On the importance of VETO:

We urge you, as the guarantor of the Constitution, to exercise your constitutional right and veto the discriminatory Bill “On Foreign Representatives”.

We believe that such a decision will help establish the rule of law, protect the rights and freedoms of citizens and restore justice in the Kyrgyz Republic.

We are ready for dialogue and cooperation with government agencies to ensure the development of civil society in Kyrgyzstan, respect for the rights and freedoms of citizens, strengthening democratic principles in our society and promoting sustainable development of Kyrgyzstan.


Members of the Solidarity Network
Jamilya Kaparova, Ensan Diamond, Osh
Ilgiz Kambarov, Green Alliance KG
Adil Turdukulov, “Shaman TV”
Lira Asylbek, Coalition for Equality
Tolekan Ismailova, Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan
Chinara Aitbaeva, “Our Century”
Maria Kolesnikova, “Move Green”