Arrest of a U.S. Citizen

If you are arrested, you should ask authorities to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.   Since you are subject to Kyrgyz laws while in Kyrgyz Republic, the Embassy cannot force your release from jail, but it can protect your legitimate interests and ensure that you are not discriminated against.  A consular or other officer from the Embassy will visit you. In addition, the Embassy can provide a list of local attorneys, and, if you choose, contact your friends and relatives on your behalf.