Prosecutor General Chubak Abyshkaev announced at a parliamentary session in Bishkek on 15 October that additional investigation must be done connected with the Aksy killings. According to him, some accused local officials gave recently new evidences on who ordered opening fire at a protest demonstration in Aksy last March. The trial against six local officials was scheduled for 30 September but was postponed till 15 October. Judge Bakyt Arabaev announced in Kerben, center of Aksy, on 15 October that the trial could be postponed again because only one out of six defendants appeared in the court. However, they are accused of power abuse only.
Meanwhile, supporters of the accused officials hold protest pickets demanding to bring to justice high officials in the government and the presidential administration too, because the local officials implemented only the orders from Bishkek. Dozens of supporters of the defendants go from the countryside to Bishkek to organized protest pickets there. Protest meetings were already held both in Bishkek and regions last week. Police opened fire at a protest demonstration in the Aksy district of the southern Jalal-Abad Province on 17 and 18 March and killed five demonstrators.