Kyrgyzstan: Showdown Deepens Between Government and Opposition

Demonstrators gathered on Bishkek’s Ala-Too Square on February 27 to protest the detention of Omurbek Tekebayev, the leader of the opposition Ata-Meken party and President Almazbek Atambayev’s most dogged and vocal opponent. Tekebayev was arrested the previous day, reportedly on corruption-related criminal charges that critics call politically motivated. (Photo: Danil Usmanov)

The crowd that gathered on Bishkek’s Ala-Too Square on February 27 was modest, belying the gravity of the latest political crisis gripping Kyrgyzstan.
 

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