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Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz President Signs Controversial ‘False Information’ Bill Into Law (RFE RL)

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has signed into law the controversial “false information” bill that many domestic and international rights groups have harshly criticized, saying the legislation could be used to suppress press freedoms in the Central Asian nation.

Japarov’s press service said that the president signed the bill on August 24. The bill was approved by lawmakers in late July.

Kyrgyz President Signs Controversial ‘False Information’ Bill Into Law (rferl.org)