BISHKEK. Opposition member of the Kyrgyz parliament Ismail Isakov told journalists today that "hooligans" vandalized his house overnight. Isakov said the hooligans poured oil on his home and wrote "Isakov the traitor" on the walls. Isakov, who also is a leader of the Movement For Resignation of President Akayev, and For Reforms In the Interests of People, linked the act of vandalism with his calls for the country's Constitutional Court to review an agreement with China where Kyrgyzstan has handed over some 1,250 square kilometers of its territory to China. The issue has sparked protests throughout Kyrgyzstan for more than one year.
Isakov said he has also appealed to law enforcement authorities to provide extra security for his home. According to Isakov, a sister of another opposition lawmaker, Ishenbai Kadyrbekov, was harassed by unknown people. The opposition politician believes that the authorities were behind the attacks. However, first deputy prime minister, Kurmanbek Osmonov told journalists that an investigation will be carried on the incident and it would be a mistake to connect it with politics.
The constitutional court hearing on the disputed Kyrgyz-Chinese border agreement's ratification today was postponed until Monday because of the events.