BISHKEK. A gathering of the Aksy district residents with the participation of the local authorities and the participants of the last year's protest action today held in the center of the Aksy district in the Jalalabad region. Mombek Chetimbaev, a father of one of the killed protesters, told RFERL, that the gathering of participants demanded the local authorities and Government organize a meeting of the plaintiffs with the President Askar Akayev, and investigate the case of Eldiyar Umetaliev, who was shot, as they believe, by the police on March 18, 2002. They complained that the state TV and the pro-government mass media are distributing one sided information on the Aksy events in March 17-18, 2002, when the police shot dead at least five members of the peaceful protest action. Last month the Osh military court in the town of Mailysuu sentenced some former officials of the Jalalabad region to two and three years imprisonment in connection with the killings.