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Victims Of Ethnic Clashes In Kyrgyzstan To Get Compensation


More than 400 people died in the clashes between local Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the Osh and Jalal-Abad regions last year.

More than 400 people died in the clashes between local Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the Osh and Jalal-Abad regions last year.

BISHKEK -- Relatives of those killed, missing, or severely injured in the ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan last year will receive financial compensation from the government, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

The Kyrgyz cabinet's press service said on May 11 that Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev signed a decree on May 10 setting compensation of 1 million soms ($21,400) per family for relatives killed or still missing, 100,000 soms for those with severe injuries, and 50,000 soms for those who suffered minor injuries.

More than 400 people died in the clashes between local Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the Osh and Jalal-Abad regions, and dozens are still missing. Thousands of others were injured or lost their homes.

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