BISHKEK. According to deputy Ismail Isakov, the governor of Osh oblast refused to allow a People's Congress in the Osh City. Isakov, who is also one of the leaders of the Movement for Removal of President Akayev and Reforms for People, said that the movement filed a permission request 10 days ago, as required by law.
Last month opposition activists were prevented from holding the Congress in Bishkek and police forcefully returned the delegates home. Earlier this week the Osh and Bishkek city councils adopted decrees forbidding demonstrations, rallies and other protest actions for three months.
Today Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan Tursunbay Bakir uulu said the decrees were against the law and suggested to appeal to the Constitutional Court.