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Kyrgyzstan abandons mining auction after protest

BISHKEK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan abandoned its first attempt to sell gold mining concessions after demonstrators stormed a live televised auction on Tuesday, disrupting attempts by the former Soviet republic to attract foreign investors to its untapped mineral riches. … Continue reading

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Centerra Says Kyrgyz Gold Mine Shut Down

Centerra Gold says a strike at its key gold mine in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has halted almost all its operations. In a statement, the Canadian company said it considered the strike — now into its ninth day … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan gold mine workers go on strike

The operator of the largest gold mine in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan says workers have gone on strike in a demand for additional payments to a state social fund. Toronto-based Centerra Gold Inc. said in a statement Tuesday … Continue reading

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Over 400 Kyrgyz prisoners stitch up their mouths

BISHKEK: Over 400 Kyrgyz prisoners stitched up their mouths Tuesday as part of a nationwide hunger strike that has spread throughout the country’s pre-trial detention facilities, Kyrgyz human rights ombudsman Tursunbek Akun said. The protest follows a riot in mid-January … Continue reading

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Relatives of inmates rally in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Relatives of inmates of the pretrial detention center-1 begin a rally in front of the Government House in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Around 20 people, mostly women, are participating in an action. One of protestors Umutai Borkobaeva says a hunger strike was … Continue reading

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In Kyrgyzstan, Prison Riot Reveals Cracks In System

A day after a deadly prison riot in the Kyrgyz capital, authorities are divided on both the cause of the violence and its outcome. But the unrest is certain to heat up the debate on corruption and criminality in the … Continue reading

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Special Forces Dispatched To Kyrgyz Prison After Unrest

Media reports say special security forces raided a detention facility in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, today after unrest broke out at the prison. Kyrgyz Ombudsman Tursunbek Akun, who visited the detention facility, told RFE/RL that inmates were severely beaten by … Continue reading

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A prisoner sews up his mouth as a protest against the police in Kyrgyzstan

Yesterday, September 21, a prisoner sewed up his mouth as a protest against actions of policemen in the pretrial detention center of Issyk-Kul province, the Spokesperson’s Office of Ombudsman reports. As reported, the prisoner Andrey Radchenko suspect in theft is … Continue reading

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Bashky-Terek village’s residents (Kyrgyzstan) demand KGS 3M from the Chinese gold mining plant management

The residents of Bashky-Terek village in Chatkal district of Batken province (Kyrgyzstan) demand 3 million soms from the Zaav Chaarat Chinese Gold Mining Plant’s management. Malik Nurdinov, chairman of the regional Department of Internal Affaires, told 24.kg news agency. According … Continue reading

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Bishkek Protesters Block Central Street, Demand Utilities

BISHKEK — Some 50 inhabitants of a settlement near Bishkek have blocked a central street in the Kyrgyz capital, in the latest such protest demanding utilities for settlements on the fringes of the city, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reports. On September … Continue reading

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