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Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
June 12, 2019

Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally

By Catherine Putz
The former Kyrgyz president accused his successor of persecuting his political opponents under the guise of anti-corruption.
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
May 29, 2019

Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity

By Catherine Putz
New amendments set the course of revoking presidential immunity -- “serious crimes” or continued politicking.

Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
April 17, 2019

Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz-Germany relations on an even keel; Kyrgyz domestic politics a brewing storm.

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.

A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
April 03, 2019

A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?

By Catherine Putz
The first of two rival party congresses on April 3 sets up Kyrgyzstan's biggest political party for a genuine split.
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
January 07, 2019

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges

By Catherine Putz
if convicted, Sapar Isakov faces up to 20 years in prison on corruption charges levied under heavy political clouds.

Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
November 28, 2018

Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud

By Catherine Putz
The SDPK looks headed for a split while former President Atambayev and his successor, Jeenbekov, lob fiery rhetoric.
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
October 29, 2018

Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Ikramjan Ilmiyanov, a former adviser to previous Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, faces corruption charges.

Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
October 04, 2018

Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity

By Catherine Putz
Only two former Kyrgyz presidents actually still enjoy immunity, but only one -- Almazbek Atambayev -- looks like a target.

In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
September 20, 2018

In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam

By Catherine Putz
Former presidential hopeful Omurbek Babanov was the subject of two highly political investigations. One has been suspended.

In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
September 05, 2018

In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup

By Catherine Putz
Since 2016, Turkey has pressed for Kyrgyzstan to close Gulen-linked schools. So far, Bishkek continues to resist.
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
July 26, 2018

Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Raiymbek Matraimov was fired on Atambayev’s last day in office. A Bishkek court ruled his firing illegal.

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