19 March 2002 BISHKEK, 18 March (EurasiaNet)–Once hailed as an “island of democracy,” Kyrgyzstan now finds itself engulfed in political violence rooted in the government’s attempt to stifle dissent. Security forces clashed with protestors 17 March in a remote area of southern Kyrgyzstan, leaving at least five dead and 61 people injured. Authorities in Bishkek […]

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