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Kyrgyzstan Violence

Kyrgyzstan: Probe Forces' Role in June Violence

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Some government forces acted, knowingly or unwittingly, to facilitate attacks on ethnic Uzbek neighborhoods in the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

From Totalitarianism to Turbines: The Unending Struggle for Power in Central Asia

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.

Uzbeks: Kyrgyzstan Killings Are 'Attempted Genocide'

The Guardian | Luke Harding | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Few believe the riots could have taken place without the local administration's connivance. But it is clear that other grievances are at play. Ethnic ...

Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Deposed Kyrgyz Leader, Offers Deal to Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's deposed president said Tuesday he will resign if the interim authorities guarantee his security, and the head ...

Thailand vs. Kyrgyzstan: Travel, Media, and Fear of the Unknown

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll

Why is it that Kyrgyzstan's recent developments indicate a country that has "turned" or is on the edge of an abyss, whereas Thailand's protests represent a blip on the return to normal?

Kyrgyzstan Ousted President Bakiyev 'Fears For Life'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev says he fears he will be killed if he returns to the capital, Bishkek....

Kyrgyzstan Protests: PHOTOS, VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kyrgyzstan has exploded into violence after anti-government protesters stormed the main government building, beat police officers, and took over state...

Eyewitness in Kyrgyzstan

Ian Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Masters

I spoke with a journalist today who was in the thick of things in Kyrgyzstan when police and special forces began shooting at demonstrators in downtown Bishkek, and he described his experience.