Members of the CIS Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have reached a tentative agreement that would require all seven member states to agreement to any individual state allowing foreign military forces to be based on its territory.
Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence handed down to a prominent ethnic Uzbek rights activist jailed over last year's deadly ethnic violence.
More than 50 relatives of hunger-striking Kyrgyz prisoners have picketed the Kyrgyz State Committee to Monitor Penitentiaries (KUIS) in Bishkek to demand the resignation of its chairman.
The former chief of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security (UKMK) has been taken into custody after he unexpectedly showed up in court where he was being tried in absentia
Some 30 relatives of Kyrgyz inmates on hunger strike picketed a pretrial detention center in Bishkek on December 15 to demand the prisoners' demands be met, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Tajik authorities have extradited two Kyrgyz citizens suspected in the killing of a top Kyrgyz official.
A United Nations human rights expert has urged Kyrgyz authorities to prevent abuses, torture, and ill-treatment and to end impunity by ensuring that alleged perpetrators are held responsible.
The former chief of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security has been put under house arrest in Bishkek after he unexpectedly showed up in court where he was being tried in absentia.
Former Kyrgyz parliament speaker Akhmatbek Keldibekov has persuaded several hundred of his supporters to end their protest in the southern city of Osh.
The UN's special rapporteur on torture has said in Bishkek that police, investigators, and prison guards in Kyrgyzstan still use torture during interrogations.
Hundreds of inmates in seven Kyrgyz prisons started a hunger strike today to demand better living conditions and meals.
The chairman of a parliamentary commission that investigated speaker Akhmatbek Keldibekov told RFE/RL that the probe had revealed evidence that advisers and assistants appointed by Keldibekov had connections to Kyrgyz criminal groups.