15 August 1998 ABOUT 100 PEOPLE picketed parliament in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on 25 June to protest demolition of their homes two days earlier. Protest organizer Esen Turganbaev said the local authorities in the Archa-Beshik district of the capital had torn down 138 houses under construction, 40 of which had been nearly finished. […]

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