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Kyrgyzstan Violence

Kyrgyzstan To Reopen Case Of Murdered Journalist

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's highest court has overturned a murder conviction in the case of a prominent journalist who was shot in the t...

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.

Kurman Bakiyev: Ousted Kyrgyzstan Leader Says He Is Still President

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus — The ousted leader of Kyrgyzstan said Wednesday from exile in Belarus that he is still president, desperately clinging onto powe...

UN: Up To One Million People Need Aid In Kyrgyzstan

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VLKSM, Kyrgyzstan — Ethnic Uzbeks sheltering in squalid tent camps say they don't have enough food or clean water but are terrified of going bac...

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 ...

Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstan's Deposed President, Flies To Kazakhstan

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSH, Kyrgyzstan — The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan left the country Thursday for neighboring Kazakhstan, allaying fears of a civil war in the...

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....

Kyrgyz Forms interim govt backed by the army

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Consolidating their victory after a bloody uprising, opposition leaders declared Thursday they would hold power in Kyrgyzs...

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.