Posts Tagged ‘Kyrgyzstan’

After being the country’s interim leader, Rosa Otunbayeva (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) became president of the troubled republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Last April, bloody street riots ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. (more…)

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Security forces in Kyrgyzstan were given shoot-to-kill powers by the interim government in a bid to stop ethnic fighting that has taken about 80 lives.

The country’s interim government also declared a partial mobilisation of the army to combat “destructive forces and criminal elements”.

Thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have been fleeing what they say are ethnic Kyrgyz gangs in the southern city of Osh. (map) (more…)

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