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Germany Should Press Kyrgyzstan President on Rights

It’s been four years since a Kyrgyz president visited Germany, a period of change and some progress. Expand Kyrgyz President-elect Sooronbai Jeenbekov (front) attends an inauguration ceremony at the Ala-Archa state residence outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan November 24, 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Vyacheslav Oseledko/Pool In October 2017, Kyrgyzstan held competitive, peaceful elections ushering in a new president. The country has started negotiations to upgrade relations with the European Union. Parliament rejected a “foreign agents” law in March 2016 that would have undermined freedom of expression.…

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