Bishkek, Dec. 4, 2017. /Kabar/. According to data for 2017, 700 thousand people are registered outside of Kyrgyzstan, about 630 thousand of them are on the territory of Russia, Deputy Director of the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Almaz Imangaziev told.
According to him, 35 thousand of them are in Kazakhstan, 30 thousand in Turkey, 5,5 thousand in Italy, 5 thousand in South Korea, 5 thousand in Germany, 3-5 thousand in UAE, about 2 thousand in UK, in the US, according to the latest data, about 5 thousand people.
"A total of 1,188 citizens were convicted abroad, the majority are serving sentences in the territories of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. There are convicts in Turkey and the UAE. In addition, we are working with China to transfer the citizens convicted there to the territory of Kyrgyzstan. In total, there are 18 people in Chinese prisons, the last two were transferred last year. In 2018 it is planned to transfer three more. In China, the majority of Kyrgyz citizens are convicted of drug trafficking," he explained.
238 Kyrgyz citizens died abroad in 2017, 21 of them have been registered in Russia.