Wednesday, August 24, 2016


News and Features from Central Asia

Bishkek Seeks Release Of Citizens Amid Uzbek Border Tensions

Kyrgyz authorities say negotiations are under way with officials in neighboring Uzbekistan to secure the release of four Kyrgyz nationals detained by Uzbek police in a disputed border area abutting the two Central Asian states.
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Moscow Court Finds Russian Nationalist Guilty Of Money Laundering

A Moscow court has found Aleksandr Potkin, the leader of the banned "Russians" nationalist movement, guilty of laundering money stolen from a bank in Kazakhstan.
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Kyrgyz President Orders Review Of Past Border Agreements, Amid Tensions

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has ordered the government to review international border agreements signed by previous administrations amid recent tensions with neighboring countries.
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Tajik Parliament Adopts Law On Mass Amnesty

Tajikistan’s parliament has adopted a new law on amnesty proposed by President Emomali Rahmon last week.
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Olympic Weightlifting Medalists Fail Doping Retests From 2008

Eleven Olympic weightlifting medalists will be stripped of their medals after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
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Ill Health Adjourns Trial Of Kazakh Journalists' Union Chief

The trial of the head of the Kazakh Journalists' Union and chairman of the National Press Club has been adjourned due to the defendant's poor health.
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Surge In Women's Suicides Alarms Kazakh Province

More women are taking their own lives in South Kazakhstan, but it's not clear why.
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Turkmen President Slams Sports Chief Over Poor Olympic Showing

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has publicly criticized his sports chief for the country's poor showing at the Rio Olympics.
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Family Members Of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Missing

The wife and son of a jailed Tajik opposition politician have gone missing, according to relatives.
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Trial Of Kazakh Journalists' Union Chief Starts In Astana

The head of the Kazakh Journalists' Union and chairman of the National Press Club went on trial on corruption charges in Astana on August 23.
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