On January 22, akyn-improviser Bolot Nazarov disappeared in Kyrgyzstan. He is known for criticizing the Kyrgyz authorities, singing about corruption. In particular, Nazarov talks about the investigations of journalists of the Temirov LIVE YouTube channel in the Kyrgyz language. Aktilek Kaparov, one of the employees of Temirov LIVE, told The Insider about the loss of Nazarov.
“So far there is no information about where he is, with whom he is,” Kaparov said. – The last time our employees saw Bolot Nazarov was on January 22. According to his family, he went to work in the morning and did not return. He may be in danger, we are worried as a whole team.
Akyn-improviser is a poet and singer who reacts improvisationally to current events and tells them by playing the dombra. Akyns have always been revered and, despite the fact that in their stories they touch on acute social and political topics, they were considered untouchable and had the right to criticize the princes.
According to Kaparov, akyn Nazarov is an employee of Temirov LIVE. The founder of this community of investigative journalists, Bolot Temirov, was detained on the day of the disappearance of the akyn on January 22. Security forces came to the office of the organization in Bishkek, conducted a search and confiscated system units and equipment, after which they revealed drugs from Temirov. According to media reports, Temirov was taken to the Bishkek police department. He managed to report that he was not guilty of anything, and drugs were planted on him.
January 20 this year Temirov Live published investigation entitled “How to earn 37 million soms in two days? Sadyr Japarov and the Tashievs’ scheme. In it, the author of the material, Bolot Temirov, revealed the involvement of relatives of the head of the State Committee for National Security (State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan) Kamchybek Tashiev in the activities of the state oil company Kyrgyzneftegaz. In particular, the investigative journalist told how Tashiev’s nephew’s company earned 37 million soms by acting as an intermediary in the export of Kyrgyzneftegaz products.