BISHKEK. Head of the security and defense department of the Presidential administration, Bolot Januzakov, told RFE/RL today that the Government had nothing to do with moving the 'Arnamys' (Dignity) Party's office out of its premises on Sunday. Yesterday, the headquarters of the opposition party moved out of its premises in the Moskva street in Bishkek. The chairman of the headquarters, Emil Aliev told RFE/RL that it was because of ongoing pressure of law enforcement bodies on the party's office. The party was among the political parties and NGOs that announced the referendum, held on February 2, as illegal. According to Aliev, it is now unclear where the premises will be leased for the opposition party headquarters.
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Charles Carlson in Prague