17/03 12:47
 

President Atambaev pays tribute to victims of Aksy events

 President Atambaev pays tribute to victims of Aksy events

Bospiek village, March 17 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev today took part in a memorial event for the victims of the Aksy events that took place March 17, 2002 in the village of Bospiek Aksy region of Jalal-Abad oblast.

Kazi of Jalal-Abad Abdulaziz Zakirov read the Quran in memory of the victims.

Recall, today is the 14th anniversary of the Aksy events. On March 17, 2002 in the village of Bospiek Aksy region of Jalal-Abad oblast law enforcement agencies used firearms against unarmed demonstrators who opposed the tyranny of the authorities. The next day, the persecution of unarmed people was continued. Then as a result of actions of the authorities six residents of Aksy region were killed.

Aksy events of March 2002 were a turning point in the development of Kyrgyzstan. These events also contributed to enhancing the progressive political forces and civil society, the involvement of the masses in the struggle for democratic reforms in the country. By demonstrating courage and perseverance, the people of Aksy district have begun active actions of the people against the authoritarian and corrupt regime. The requirement of democratic reforms and respect for the human rights became crucial of the society. Ignoring the interests of the society by former authorities led to the 2005 revolution, and later, as a result of merging with the criminal authorities to the April 2010 revolution.

 

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