The Special Rapporteur and other special procedures sent a communication to the Government of Kyrgyzstan concerning the alleged crackdown against independent media in the country, including searches against several independent news outlets and homes of journalists, and the arrest of associated staff and journalists. The Special Procedures express concern that the targeting of independent journalists and news outlets appear to come as a direct result of their independent and investigative reporting.

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