Accessibility links

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev (file photo) (RFE/RL) September 1, 2006 -- A two-meter bronze statue of President Kurmanbek Bakiev's late younger brother was unveiled today in the southern Kyrgyz city of Jalal-Abad.


The statue stands in the yard of a school named after Jusupbek Bakiev.


A defeated candidate in the controversial 2005 legislative polls, Jusupbek Bakiev actively participated in the protest movement that led to President Askar Akaev's downfall.


He died in March 2006.


(24.kg)

RFE/RL Central Asia Report


SUBSCRIBE For regular news and analysis on all five Central Asian countries by e-mail, subscribe to "RFE/RL Central Asia Report."
XS
SM
MD
LG