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About Zukhra Iakupbaeva

Zukhra Iakupbaeva is an independent journalist and researcher based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and a Kyrgyzstan correspondent for She worked for The Conway Bulletin regional newspaper from 2015 to 2017. Zukhra holds a BA degree in Political Science from the American University of Central Asia. She works as a Programme Manager at the Archa Initiative foundation, which works to preserve Bishkek’s Botanical Garden.

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While the leaders of Kyrgyzstan’s capital insist on removing the city’s greenery, local groups are trying to stop it.

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Kyrgyzstan’s two revolutions have been followed by violence and discrimination against the country’s minorities.

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