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Hunger Striker’s Death Heightens Kyrgyz Political Tension

by Alisher Khamidov BISHKEK, 9 February (EurasiaNet)–The death of a hunger striker in Kyrgyzstan has prompted opposition politicians to call for the resignation of Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev. Sherali Nazarkulov, 51, died on 7 February following a 22-day hunger strike to protest the arrest of a member of parliament. Akayev opponents allege the arrest of […]