“No one has suspended the bill against gay propaganda,” Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Asylbek Jeenbekov told MP Tursunbay Bakir uulu on January 15 at a meeting of the Parliament.
One of the initiators of the anti-gay bill Bakir uulu has asked why the draft law could not make it to the second reading of the Parliament.
“I am one of the initiators of the draft law. Who's been to the European Parliament and why are we waiting for its decision? Why would they care about our laws? Why the bill could not make it to the second reading,” he asked.
Jeenbekov responding said the bill has not been suspended. “When the relevant committee decides on the bill's second reading, it will be considered.”
On Tuesday, the Parliament Committee on Law and Order has decided to delay the consideration of the bill.
The decision was announced by MP Galina Skripkina (SDPK) who said the bill needs more accuracy and work, and requires determined sanctions regarding administrative and criminal liability.
2 letters regarding this issue were sent to the European Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva as Kyrgyzstan is a state-party to the Convention on Human Rights, said one of the initiators of the bill MP Kurmanbek Dyikanbaev.
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