Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Azimjan Askarov is recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.

Kyrgyz Officials Move To Confiscate House Of Jailed Ethnic Uzbek Activist

Kyrgyz officials are taking steps to seize a home belonging to Azimjan Askarov, an ethnic Uzbek political activist who was jailed in 2010 to the dismay of rights watchdogs following ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan. More

Kyrgyz Interior Minister Resigns

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Melis Turganbaev in a government shake-up. More

Kazakh Minister Apologizes For Remarks About Kyrgyz

Kazakhstan’s minister of culture and sports has apologized for his remarks about Kyrgyzstan and its turbulent recent history, which have sparked resentment in the neighboring country. More

Bishkek City Court Upholds Sentence Of Kyrgyz Presidential Office's Ex-Chief

A court in Bishkek has upheld a prison sentence against the former head of Kyrgyzstan's presidential office, Daniar Narymbaev. More

Bishkek Says Kyrgyz Passports Used In Turkey By Uyghurs Were 'Forged'

The head of Kyrgyzstan's State Registration Service said on May 20 that all Kyrgyz passports illegally used in Turkey earlier in the week by ethnic Uyghurs from China were fake passports. More

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The Central Asian Referendum

Almost every referendum in Central Asia since the breakup of the Soviet Union has been about the executive branch of power and they are usually about giving the executive branch more power. Tajikistan's May 22 poll is no exception. More

Audio The Viability Of Central-South Asian Energy Projects

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Asia-South Asia electricity project CASA-1000 is next week in Tajikistan, but questions remain about it and a regional gas pipeline. More
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Kazakh Minister's Remarks Spark Anger In Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan's culture minister has sparked resentment with remarks about neighboring Kyrgyzstan and its turbulent recent history.

Kyrgyz Villagers Seek To Expel Family With Alleged Militant Ties

Residents of a Kyrgyz village want to expel a local family with alleged ties to militants fighting in Syria.

Kyrgyz Weigh Extended Friday Prayer Break For Muslims

An amendment to the Kyrgyz Labor Code is afoot that aims to extend lunch breaks so state- and private-sector Muslims can attend Friday Prayers.
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