AKIPRESS.COM - U.S. Embassy Bishkek said in a statement that it condemns the January 9 attack on FactCheck.kg editor-in-chief Bolot Temirov.
"We join the Office of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in denouncing the attack and calling for a prompt investigation. Press can only be free when journalists are able to work without intimidation and threats. Conducting a thorough investigation and promptly bringing attackers to justice is essential to ensuring the Kyrgyz Republic upholds its democratic values and continues its tradition of ensuring a free and open press," the statement said.
Factcheck.kg editor-in-chief Bolot Temirov was attacked by 3 unidentified men on January 9 in daytime. He was beaten and his mobile phone was taken away.
The online edition checks facts and publishes investigative reports. It is supported by the Soros Foundation – Kyrgyzstan.