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Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Banned Film Shot By Human Rights Activist

Posted by Info on 26/09/2010

Kyrgyz intelligence agency claims that they banned screening a film shot by a human rights activist from China according to the order issued by the Head of Presidential Administration Emil Kaptagaev.

The State National Security Service suspended the screening of “The 10 Conditions of Love” directed by John Lewis (Australia), which was shown in the Historical Museum at the IV International Festival on Human Rights, held in Bishkek. Officers of the intelligence agency stopped screening of the film in the middle of the show. “According to GSNB officers, the film was banned. ”

GSNB officers also foiled a film “Russian Lessons” directed by Andrei Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya (Russia – Norway), displaying human rights violations.
Human Rights Center “Citizens against corruption” stated that “the film focuses on the fate of a prominent human rights defender – the president of the World Uighur Congress – Rebiya Kadeer. In the mid-1990’s she became China’s seventh richest person. Rebiya Kadeer has also been an advisor to the government. She openly criticized the policies pursued by China in her native Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang).”

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