In January, the Bishkek procurator convicted opposition leader Topchubek Turgunaliyev and a colleague for allegedly embezzling $10,000 in 1994. Many have claimed that charge was politically motivated and just one more example of the government’s tightening grip on political and personal freedoms by NARYN AIYP DURING THE SIX YEARS of President Askar Akayev’s leadership, Kyrgyzstan […]

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