Kyrgyz opposition leader Abdygany Erkebaev has said that 2009 will be a year of opposition-organized public protest against the government.
Two Kyrgyz citizens have been stabbed to death in the Russian capital.
Two opposition members of the Kyrgyz parliament say they have been invited to a foreign meeting with a banned Islamist group.
A leading Kyrgyz human rights defender, sentenced to one year in prison, has been released from jail, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
The U.S. State Department has expressed concern over the move by authorities in Kyrgyzstan to block Radio Azattyk, the Kyrgyz-language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and has called for broadcasts to resume.
Hundreds of people have petitioned Kyrgz President Kurmanbek Bakiev for the return of RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, which has been off the air since early October.
Kyrgyz opposition movements, split into seven different political parties, have gathered to discuss joining into one, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
A court in Kyrgyzstan’s south has sentenced a human rights defender to one year in jail.
Eight Kyrgyz opposition activists have been sentenced to three days in jail for collecting signatures for a petition.
Kyrgyz parliamentary deputy Roza Otunbaeva has called on her colleagues in parliament to resolve the issue of the broadcasting of RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service in the country.
Cholpon Orozobekova, editor in chief of the leading independent newspaper in Kyrgyzstan, “De Facto,” has left the country and is seeking political asylum in a European country.
The KyrgyzGaz state energy company has agreed with Uzbekistan on the amount of Uzbek gas that will be sent to Kyrgyzstan in 2009.