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UN's Pillay Urges Kyrgyzstan To Act On Inquiry Report

Navi Pillay
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights today welcomed a newly published report by the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission (KIC) on inter-ethnic violence in 2010.

Navi Pillay urged Kyrgyzstan to act quickly on the report's recommendations.

She also praised Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva for initiating the independent KIC inquiry.

The report, published on May 3, describes how, in addition to the 470 people who died, some 1,900 people were injured, more than 400,000 displaced, and an unknown number of women suffered sexual violence amid widespread looting and destruction of property.

It notes that the majority of the victims were ethnic Uzbeks, but that ethnic Kyrgyz also suffered significant losses in the unrest in the cities of the cities of Osh and Jalalabad.