March 27, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Son of ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Maxim Bakiyev, was sentenced to 25 years on Wednesday by a Kyrgyz court. He was convicted of entering into several energy agreements that cost Kyrgyzstan hundreds of millions of dollars and found guilty of illegally privatizing public land ...[read more]
November 8, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On November 8, 2006, the People's Assembly ofKyrgyzstanadopted anew constitution restricting presidential authority in a political compromise between opposition party members and pro-government supporters.The new constitution enlarged the parliament to 90 deputies, enhanced the power of the... ...[read more]
June 20, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 20, 2010, the Kyrgyzstan government extended a state of emergency in the southern city of Osh, citing the need to deter ethnic violence. The state of emergency was originally declared by interim President Roza Otunbayeva in the wake of violent protests by the Uzbek ethnic minority after ...[read more]
April 19, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 19, 2010, Kyrgyzstan's interim government released a plan to institute democratic reforms, including a proposed constitutional referendum. The plan sought to move the country towards a parliamentary republic, with significant reductions to the constitutional scope of presidential power. ...[read more]
November 17, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Trials began Wednesday in Kyrgyzstan for former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his administration officials who have been charged with mass murder. The charges stem from an April 7 incident in which police fired on a crowd of anti-government demonstrators, killing more than 85 people. The crowd ...[read more]
October 19, 2010
by Daniel Richey
A group of Kyrgyz lawyers is refusing to proceed with defending of ethnic Uzbeks in connection with eruptions of ethnic violence in June unless the government provides increased protections for them and their families. Group representatives cite multiple instances of violence against defenders of ...[read more]
April 27, 2010
by Daniel Richey
Officials in Kyrgyzstan's interim government said Tuesday that ousted former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev has been charged with mass murder, for which he will be tried in absentia. The charges stem from an April 7 incident in which police fired on a crowd of anti-government demonstrators, killing... ...[read more]
April 27, 2010
by Daniel Richey
Officials in Kyrgyzstan's interim government said Tuesday that ousted former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev has been charged with mass murder, for which he will be tried in absentia. The charges stem from an April 7 incident in which police fired on a crowd of anti-government demonstrators, killing... ...[read more]
April 22, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Kyrgyzstan interim deputy leader Omurbek Tekebayev announced Thursday that the country would hold a referendum on a new constitution on July 27. Tekebayev, part of the interim government that took power two weeks ago amid an anti-government uprising, said the new constitution would guarantee a ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Kyrgyzstan's interim government to begin a comprehensive investigation into the violence between April 6 and 8 that resulted in the overthrow of president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. After conducting witness interviews and examining photo and video evidence, HRW... ...[read more]

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