Toktosun Shambetov is a correspondent for RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service.
Also by Toktosun Shambetov
March 16, 2023
Bad Company: Are Kyrgyzstan’s Smuggling Kings Being Legitimized?
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov’s public appearance with a Chinese-born businessman at the heart of a media investigation into contraband in Kyrgyzstan has raised questions about the government’s commitment to combating corruption.
June 19, 2012
Kyrgyz Authorities Cry Foul As Children Sent Abroad To Bangladeshi Madrasahs
Kyrgyz officials accuse top religious authorities of colluding with a controversial Islamic group to send young children to foreign religious schools. Some family members with children in the program are taking exception.