Kyrgyz prosecutor general says anarchy possible without intervention Kate Heneroty at 9:04 AM ET
[JURIST] Kyrgyzstan [JURIST news archive] Prosecutor General Kambaraly Kongantiyev told the country's Security Council Monday that the nation is on the verge of anarchy which could result in the loss of state control if authorities fail to deal with organized crime and chaotic protests. Since President Askar Akayev's ouster in March [JURIST report], the country has been plagued with prison riots, the murder of parliamentary deputies, and the seizure of the Supreme Court building [JURIST report] by an angry mob. Kongantiyev told the newly elected President [JURIST report], Kurmanbek Bakiyev [Wikipedia profile] that criminals are working with terrorists and religious extremists and that "law enforcers are conniving or not interfering, encouraging law breakers to yet more impudent and aggressive acts." Kongantiyev also accused organized crime groups of putting pressure on government officials and members of parliament. Reuters has more.
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