Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Subject: Large crowds gathering at the residence compound of Former President Atambayev


Location:   Village of Koy Tash, Kyrgyzstan


Event: Kyrgyz press is reporting that preparations are being made to receive large crowds at the residence compound of former president Atambayev, located in the village of Koy Tash outside of Bishkek.  Press reports this buildup is in anticipation of Parliament revoking the former president’s immunities, possibly leading to formal charges and his arrest, which could result in civil unrest in the Koy Tash area.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid traveling to or through areas south of the reservoir in the village of Kok Jar and east of the village of Chon Tash .  U.S. government personnel have been restricted from traveling to these areas.

Actions to Take:


  • Avoid large crowds, gatherings, and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.
  • Monitor local media.



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