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Kyrgyz President Threatens To Sue RFE/RL In 'International Courts'

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev says he is prepared to take his allegations of slander against RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service to "international courts." Speaking on March 24 in Bishkek, Atambaev also said he wants to complain about RFE/RL's Krygyz Service to U.S. President Donald Trump during a visit to Washington he hopes to make in September. Atambaev said he was slandered by RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service and Kyrgyzstan's independent news website in their reports quoting Kyrgyzstan's opposition Ata-Meken (Fatherland) party after the arrest of the party's leader, Omurbek Tekebaev. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)