BISHKEK — Noted Kyrgyz human rights activists Dinara Oshurakhunova and Ondurush Toktonasyrov have been fined for publicly protesting against Moscow’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in front of the Russian Embassy in Bishkek.
The Birinchi Mai district court in the capital ordered Oshurakhunova and Toktonasyrov on March 22 to pay 3,000 soms ($30) fine each after finding them guilty of disobeying the orders of law enforcement.
The activists, who had separate hearings, pleaded not guilty.
The two were detained along with their colleague Aziza Abdirasulova on March 17 in front of the Russian Embassy in Bishkek, where they were protesting the war in Ukraine.
They were charged with minor hooliganism and disobeying police and released from custody hours later.
Abdirasulova’s trial is pending.