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· January, 2008

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from January, 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Human rights situation deteriorating

Asel writes that human rights activists are voicing concerns over the increased number of ungrounded arrests in Kyrgyztsan.

Kyrgyzstan: First MacCenter in Central Asia Opens

Akbalta informs readers that the first Apple's MacCentre in Central Asia is going to be opened in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, in February this year.

Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Committee Established

Asel writes that the newly-established Revolution Committee is demanding President Bakiev’s resignation as he failed to keep his promises.

Kyrgyzstan: Seamstresses come out of the shadows

Genderstan sheds light on women in Kyrgyzstan working as seamstresses in very harsh conditions — in small rooms stuffed with sewing machines and people, sewing day and night for prices...

Kyrgyztsan: “I do not believe” campaign goes national

Asel informs that “I do not believe” campaign activists, who have started their activities after the parliamentary elections they believe were fraudulent, are planning to create a powerful nationwide youth...

Kyrgyztsan: Economic Freedom Index

Mirsulzhan reviews the latest Index of Economic Freedom released by the Heritage Foundation and looks at the Kyrgyzstan's place in the rating.

Kyrgyzstan: Human Rights Activist Arrested

Ayan Dane reports that Maxim Kuleshov, a human rights activist, organized a campaign in support for democracy in Kyrgyzstan, but it was immediately stopped as he was detained by police...

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz traditions are good for women

GenderStan writes about Aziza Abdirasulova, activist of women’s movement and rule of law champion, who however occured to be among people to publicly denounce the book for teachers about healthy...

Russia: Xenophobia Blogging

There seems to be more and more posts on xenophobia in the Russian blogosphere. Many are written by xenophobes, while some are written about them. Below are two recent examples...

Kyrgyzstan: Radiation Trains

Joshua Foust reports that a mysterious train filled with Cesium-137, bound for Iran, was nabbed at the Kyrgyz border with Uzbekistan, but Kyrgyz officials waited well over a week to...

Kyrgyzstan: Debates over President and Parliament

Edil Baisalov’s personal blog, one of the most visited blogs in Kyrgyzstan has not been updated since 4 December, 2007. The activeness of his blog went down after he was...

Kyrgyzstan: New deputies get cars and flats

Asel writes that the members of newly elected – in a controversial vote – Kyrgyz Parliament will be supplied with new cars and flats in Bishkek, capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: The lives of sex workers in Kyrgyzstan

GenderStan tells about a magazine prepared by sex workers from different regions of Kyrgyzstan and featuring their stories and everyday troubles.

Kyrgyzstan: Youth Activists Detained

Asel writes that the members of “I do not believe” campaign, which is protesting against the results of recent parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, were detained while posting leaflets over the...

Kyrgyzstan: Ancient Civilization Alleged Under Lake

Almaz reports that an ancient Helenic civilization has been found under the Kyrgyz lake of Issyk-Kul. It is alleged that it dates back to 25 centuries ago.

Kyrgyzstan: President Bakiev Names Prime Minister

Almaz reports that as Ak-Jol party, led by Kyrgyzstan's President Kurmanbek Bakiev, won the parliamentary elections, he has appointed former Energy Minister, ethnic Russian, Igor Chudinov a new Prime Minister.

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