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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Kyrgyzstan Braces For Further Protests As Government Fuels Discontent

The economy is in a dire state, the criminal underworld are beginning to influence national politics. The last thing the Kyrgyz government needs to do is further irritate their citizens. However that is just what Bakiyev and Kulov seem to be doing, time and time again. Today a Kyrgyz editor has been fired by decree after publishing several critical articles about the Prime Minister.

As I have said in the past the old Akayev ways cannot be repeated, people have awoken from their apathy. Repressing government failings in the press is not the remedy. The authorities need to get down to solving the root causes of Kyrgyzstan's problems if they want to see an end to such heavy criticism.


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