Kyrgyzstan riots

21 March 2005

In Kyrgyzstan protestors are so furious, it's the police who are being beaten to death on the streets. Political unrest in this Central Asian country of 5 million people, is getting scant coverage in the international press, but openDemocracy staffer Ben Paarmann is keeping tabs on the tense situation in his blog. Ben worked for the International Foundation for Election Systems in Krygyzstan briefly in 2004, and is an editor of thinking-east.net a website by young academics about North Africa, Near and Middle East and Central Asia.

David Hayes contributes this link: Stakes rise in Kyrgyzstan uprising

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