A British man who compared a local delicacy in Kyrgyzstan to a horse penis has been ordered to leave the country.
The deportation order by Karakol’s city court was issued on January 4 against Michael McFeat, an employee of the Canadian mining firm Centerra Gold.
The order says McFeat must leave Kyrgyzstan by January 5.
McFeat had posted a remark on Facebook photos that showed Kyrgyz employees of Centerra Gold at the company’s New Year celebration lining up to eat chuchuk -- a sausage made from horse meat and intestines.
He said the employees were preparing to eat a Kyrgyz “special delicacy, the horse’s penis.”
McFeat apologized for the remark after it prompted Kyrgyz workers at the Kumtor mine to stage a strike on January 2.
The Kumtor mine is at the center of a dispute between Kyrgyzstan’s government and the Canadian mining company.