Tag: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan/Civil unrest: Death toll in clashes reach 2,000

Russian media citing Interim President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva reported on Friday that the death toll from the ethnic clashes which began last Thursday in the Osh and Jalal-abad provinces goes up to 2,000.

Kyrgyzstan/Civil unrest: clashes in southern city of Jalalabad, 20 injured

At least 20 people have been wounded on Friday when thousands of interim government supporters attempted to retake regional government buildings in the southern Kyrgyz city of Jalalabad, occupied by backers of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, media reported.

Kyrgyz Republic politics: Between anarchy and democracy

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The political situation in the Kyrgyz Republic has to a large extent stabilised since the overthrow of the president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, on April 7th. Sporadic outbreaks of violence are still occurring, but these appear to be localised and…

Kyrgyzstan/Civil unrest: at least 5 killed, 30 injured in violent riots

Fresh waves of violent riots flared up on Monday in the Kyrgyz villages of Mayevka and Nizhniaya Alansha, north of the capital city of Bishkek, killing at least 5 people and injuring about 30 others. Reportedly, 3 of killed people died of gunshot…

Kyrgyzstan: New Junta in Formation

Jamestown Foundation Kyrgyzstan is teetering on the brink of becoming yet another state ruled by military officials. To date, several military officers have been granted unprecedented political power, which they have used against the regime’s opponents. There are signs that…