BISHKEK. President of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society (Kyrgyzstan), Edil Baisalov, is still in a military hospital in the village Tashmoinok of the Alamueduen district in the Chui region, near Bishkek. Baisalov told RFE/RL today that he will appeal to prosecutors and court on his forced detainment in the hospital as a severe abuse of his rights. According to Baisalov, he send a complaint letter to the commander of No 44549 military unit, Colonel Nurmanbet Sartov, and the military prosecutor's office began investigation on the incident. Baisalov said that a deputy of the military prosecutor of Kyrgyzstan visited him yesterday and promised him to free on Monday, saying that the military officials treated him against the law.
The Lenin district military commissariat summoned Edil Baisalov on Friday, and forced him to go to the military hospital for a medical check-up.
On February 28, Baisalov told RFE/RL that the military commission had had decision that he can not serve in compulsory military service because of his weak eyesight, but now it put him in hospital against his wishes. The Coalition, led by Baisalov, made a statement on Friday saying that the executive authorities used this method to prevent him to participate at Friday's round table organized by Freedom House and to present a paper on human rights abuses in Kyrgyzstan.