According to British diplomatic authorities, protesters are currently gathered around former President Almazbek Atambayev's home, located in the Koy Tash area, south of Bishkek, as of noon (local time) on Friday, June 28, to express support for the President. This comes as parliamentarians in Kyrgyzstan voted to lift former President Atambayev's immunity on Thursday, June 27, which leaves Atambayev open to prosecution for pending corruption charges, which have previously been tabled due to immunity.
A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are possible in the area.
Individuals in Kyrgyzstan, particularly in Bishkek, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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