Police detained four participants of a protest picket in the southern Osh City on 15 October and released them later the same day. According to chairman of the Ata-Meken (Fatherland) Party Omurbek Tekebaev, they demanded to release former vice president of the country Feliks Kulov and all of them are members of his party. Deputy head of the city police department Erkin Esenaliev told RFE/RL correspondent on 16 October that they were detained due to they held an unsanctioned meeting and were released after warnings. Chairman of the Human Rights Movement of Kyrgyzstan Tursunbek Akunov said on 16 October that the detention is additional evidence that Kulov's case is politically motivated.
A district court of Bishkek sentenced Kulov on 8 May to 10 years of imprisonment and the city court upheld the ruling on 11 October. Kulov was serving already another term when was sentenced again in May. A military court sentenced him on 22 January 2001 to seven years of imprisonment and the second term includes the first one.