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Kyrgyz Green Party Activist Beaten, Threatened

Unknown assailants have attacked an activist of Kyrgyzstan's opposition Green Party and demanded that she withdraw documents she filed with the Central Election Commission, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Gulmira Asylbekova was beaten during the attack, and has filed an official complaint to the local police urging them to investigate the assault.

A week earlier, Asylbekova had monitored the country's presidential election on July 23 and urged the Central Election Commission to note a number of violations she reported during the vote.

The leader of Kyrgyzstan's Green Party, Erkin Bulekbayev, has been imprisoned for insulting President Kurmanbek Bakiev in April.