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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Kyrgyzstan opened criminal cases following ethnic rioting
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On July 9, 2010, the Kyrgyzstan government announced that it had opened more than 1,000 criminal cases stemming from ethnic rioting in the country. Regional officials in Osh, an area in the south of Kyrgyzstan, announced that 106 individuals had been detained, with 97 in custody. The violence resulted from a clash between the Kyrgyz majority and the Uzbek minority and resulted in the deaths of 309 people, with an additional 2,000 reportedly injured. Property damage estimates exceeded $71 million. The interim government under President Roza Otunbayeva also extended a curfew and state of emergency in the area for a month.


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