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Security services in Kyrgyzstan have filed criminal charges against a veteran politician known best for his active role in fomenting two successful antigovernment revolts, a feat that has earned him the nickname “revolution bulldozer.” Azimbek...
A court in Kyrgyzstan’s capital on August 22 ordered the closure of the Sentyabr (September) television station, which is linked to the party of recently jailed opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev.  The General Prosecutor’s Office argued that...
The prime minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulla Aripov, flew to neighboring Kyrgyzstan on August 16 to further break the historic frostiness in ties and overcome remaining points of contention, such as yet-unsettled border delimitation. The...
Courts in Kyrgyzstan wrapped up two separate politically charged trials on August 2, sentencing multiple opposition figures to lengthy terms in prison. A judge in Pervomaisky district court in Bishkek sentenced former member of parliament Sadyr...
A journalist for an online news website in Kyrgyzstan says he was fired this week shortly after asking an “inconvenient” question at a press conference with President Almazbek Atambayev. Avtandil Dobulbekov, a reporter with Super.kg, wrote on...
Barely a week passed after Kyrgyzstan triumphantly declared it had struck a deal with an international company willing to take up one of its ambitious hydropower projects for the agreement to begin looking highly suspect. The first alarms were rung...
In a sign of the growing political chill descending over Kyrgyzstan, authorities there have barred celebrated Russian rights activist Vitaliy Ponomarev from entering the country. The door was shut in Ponomarev’s face in what is now becoming a...
In a blow against press freedom in Kyrgyzstan, a court has found in favor of the prosecutor’s office in a libel suit against a newspaper and a prominent rights activist. The court in Bishkek on June 30 ruled to find Zanoza.kg news website guilty on...
When it came time to discuss the rights of women and girls in Kyrgyzstan’s parliament on June 22, the male members of the house decided they had somewhere better to be and took off. Discussions were organized as an opportunity for lawmakers to...
Security services in Kyrgyzstan have initiated a criminal case for “inciting ethnic hatred” against a journalist who reported on the spread of online xenophobia. On June 10, one day after that decision was announced, a court in the capital, Bishkek...