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Kyrgyz Court Upholds Akaeva's Candidacy

Bermet Akaeva (RFE/RL) BISHKEK, April 24, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The Kemin district court in northern Kyrgyzstan today rejected demands to prevent the daughter of ousted President Askar Akaev from running for parliament, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Bermet Akaeva's opponents alleged that she used illegal means to become a candidate in the by-elections, set for April 29.

On April 23, more than 1,000 of Akaeva's supporters staged a protest in which they occupied Kemin district court building and blocked the Bishkek-Torugart highway.

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

Workers preparing for celebrations of the constitutional compromise in Bishkek on November 9 (RFE/RL)

A STABLE FOUNDATION? On November 9, RFE/RL's Washington office hosted a briefing featuring RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service Director Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and RFE/RL analyst Daniel Kimmage.


Listen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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