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Two Sentenced To Death In Kyrgyzstan

Bayaman Erkinbaev (RFE/RL) July 17, 2006 -- A regional court in Kyrgyzstan today sentenced two men to be shot for killing a member of parliament last year.

Makhmujan Ruzimetov and Sabyrkul Batyrov were found guilty of killing Bayaman Erkinbaev last September.

A spokesman for Kyrgyzstan's prosecutor general said the two men would be put on death row indefinitely as Kyrgyzstan has imposed a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

( news agency, Reuters)

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