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The authorities of Kyrgyzstan intend to close the local branch of Radio Liberty through the court

Asia (bbabo.net), - The authorities of Kyrgyzstan filed a lawsuit with the Leninsky District Court of Bishkek to terminate the activities of Radio Azattyk, which is the Kyrgyz branch of Radio Liberty * (foreign media, recognized in the Russian Federation as a foreign agent) as a mass media. This was announced today, January 23, by the Fergana news agency.

According to the agency, the lawsuit states that the video about the conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border has not been removed and is being distributed on social networks. The actions of Radio Azattyk, as stated in the lawsuit, are contrary to the requirements of the law "On the Mass Media", according to which propaganda of war, violence and cruelty, national, religious exclusivity and intolerance towards other peoples and nations is not allowed.

Earlier it was reported that the website of the publication was blocked on October 26, 2022 by decision of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of Kyrgyzstan. The reason for this was a story about an armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.

*An organization acting as a foreign agent

The authorities of Kyrgyzstan intend to close the local branch of Radio Liberty through the court