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· February, 2008

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from February, 2008

Kyrgyzstan: President Ponders to Oust US Troops

Ayan Dane informs readers that Kyrgyzstan's President Bakiev has made a statement that Kyrgyzstan will eventually insist that the United States removes its military airbase from the country.

Kyrgyzstan: Leading University at the Center of Parliamentary Debates

During the last week, one of the most discussed topics among Kyrgyz bloggers was the situation around the American University in Central Asia. As its website says, AUCA has an...

Kyrgyzstan: Church Wants to Sue LGBT Organization

GenderStan informs the readers that Russian Ortodox Church of Kyrgyzstan allegedly plans to sue “Labrys”, an NGO dedicated to LGBT rights, following the organization's press conference, where an LGBT-friendly priest...

Kyrgyztsan: Kyrgyz Authorities Cut Off Tajikistan

Ayan Dane writes that the Kyrgyz authorities have decided to stop supplying electricity to Tajikistan, which, according to the Kyrgyz officials, refused to comply with its commitments. Tajikistan is in...

Kyrgyztsan: Hate Crimes in Russia Target Kyrgyzs

Asel writes that Kyrgyz society is highly concerned about recent hate crimes in Russia – only during the last month five Kyrgyzstani were murdered in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

Kyrgyzstan: Debates over Alphabet

Asel says that following the similar debates in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz politicians also raise the issue of possible switching the Kyrgyz alphabet from Cyrillic to Roman.

Kyrgyzstan: Neo-Nazis in Russia Target Central Asians

The Azamat Report says that many people in Kyrgyzstan are learning more about neo-Nazism in Russian because of increasing number of cases of murder and violent attacks againsts Kyrgyz immigrant...

Kyrgyzstan: New Blog Preview

CXW introduces Nomadistan, a new blog about Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, and says it provides an insightful, sometimes humorous, sometimes serious commentary on the past, present, and future of this...

Kyrgyzstan: Quota for residence permits

Ayan Dane discusses the quota that has been set up by state authorities for foreigners’ residence permits, saying that it will include ethnic Kyrgyz, their relatives, children and spouses. The...

Kyrgyzstan: Echos of the Parliamentary Elections

The results of the Parliamentary elections of December 2007 and distribution of seats among deputies from each party have spurred lots of discussion and criticism among various human rights activists,...

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz Ombudsman elections

GenderStan looks at the three candidates for the position of Kyrgyzstan's Ombudsman, all of them seemingly unpromising in terms of facilitation of the civil society's work.

Kyrgyzstan: American Military Presence

Asel informs readers that the presence of U.S. troops in Kyrgyzstan costs $17.5 mln a year, according to the Kyrgyz Minister of Finance.

Kyrgyzstan: Gazprom targets Kyrgyzgaz?

CXW considers the plausibility of sensationalistic headlines about the alleged intentions of the Russian giant monopoly Gazprom to enter energy market in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Ombudman statistics and elections

GenderStan reports on the increased concerns over the Kyrgyzstan's Ombudsman office, as local women’s NGOs are uniting against Ombudman’s initiatives and many other NGOs complaining about lack of understanding between...

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