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· February, 2009

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from February, 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Smoke Country

Elena published some information about smoking among the youth in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Hard Time for the Opposition

Elena writes a history of the persecution of the oppositional movements in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Back Count for the U.S. Airbase

On February, 19th, 2009 nearly all Krrgyz MPs approved a motion denouncing the agreement between Kyrgyzstan and the USA about the American airbase at Manas. Of 89 total MPs, 78...

Kyrgyzstan: Tablighi Jamaat

Sultan reflects on the possible restriction of the activity of the religious movement “Tablighi Jamaat” in Kyrgyzstan.

Uzbekistan: U.S. Airbase Seeking New Home

Elina reports that after the American airbase has been closed in Kyrgyzstan, a top U.S. general is visiting Uzbekistan to discuss alternative supply routes for the army in Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan: The internet cha-cha-cha

The Kyrgyzstan NGO community is going to fight legislators’ efforts at regulating the internet on the joint conference, reports Elena.

Kyrgyzstan: The U.S. Air Base Shutdown

The president of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev declared that American airbase will be called off Kyrgyzstan. Political intrigues around the airbase began when Bakiev became the president of Kyrgyzstan. The question...

Kyrgyzstan: Expulsion of the US Manas Base

Patrick Frost reports on the decision of the Kyrgyzstani government to the American Manas Air Base in this Central Asian country.

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