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Kyrgyzstan Adopts New National Security Report

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's State Security Council has adopted a new national security report, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

President Kurmanbek Bakiev, who took part in the council session, named the following potential threats to security: international terrorism, religious extremism, water, and energy-related issues in the region.

Former Kyrgyz Security Council Secretary Bolot Januzakov told RFE/RL that the newly adopted security concept does not add any new threats to the previous report, which was adopted in 2001.

Kyrgyz human rights activist Aziza Abdyrasulova said that in Kyrgyzstan there is the separation of state and religion and therefore no one has a right to interfere with local religious communities.