October 2017



By Kim Stern

The past presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan had every chance to remain in history, like a vote that will bring the line under the epoch of instability and signify the first full-fledged, peaceful transit of power in the republic. From the acting president to the end of his term, he is legally elected head of state. These elections will remain in history. But in a completely different capacity. As the most ambiguous in the annals of the whole region.

UN special rapporteur ready for further co-op with Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Ahmed Shaheed, special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief of the UN Human Rights Council.

During the meeting, the sides discussed the holding of joint events in the sphere of religion and interethnic relations.

Uzbek president’s press service said in a message that the parties spokes about the development of legislation on freedom of conscience and religious organizations. Ahmed Shaheed confirmed readiness for further development of systematic, open and constructive cooperation with Uzbekistan.