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A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
August 29, 2019

A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians

By Catherine Putz
A litigious air has swept Kyrgyzstan: It's hard to keep track of who has been detained and who could be next.

Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
April 15, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return

By Colleen Wood
Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
March 08, 2018

International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer

By Catherine Putz
The IBAHRI says the case against Ata-Meken lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova may violate UN rules ensuring rule of law.

Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
December 29, 2017

Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov

By Catherine Putz
Salyanov's sister, Aida, was recently convicted of abuse of office, charges she and her supporters say were politically motivated.

59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency
August 03, 2017

59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency

By Catherine Putz
The number will drop significantly ahead of the announcement of the final lineup on September 10.

More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
May 31, 2017

More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption

By Catherine Putz
There’s plenty of corruption to spread the charges around.

Top Kyrgyz Party Nominates Prime Minister for Presidential Run
May 18, 2017

Top Kyrgyz Party Nominates Prime Minister for Presidential Run

By Catherine Putz
The ruling Social Democratic Party has named current PM Sooronbay Jeenbekov as its nominee.
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
March 27, 2017

Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
It's just protests and arrests all the way down.

Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
March 14, 2017

Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits

By Catherine Putz
In recent days a handful of lawsuits have been filed against two Ata-Meken lawyers and two media outlets.

Kyrgyz Presidential Politics: Scaling a Mountain of Rumors
March 09, 2017

Kyrgyz Presidential Politics: Scaling a Mountain of Rumors

By Catherine Putz
There are more rumors than answers coming out of Bishkek these days.

After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
February 27, 2017

After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Omurbek Tekebayev was detained Sunday as part of a corruption investigation -- supporters say it's all politics.

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