A Preview of Coming Attractions?

by Nathan Hamm on 1/9/2005 · 2 comments

Candidate denied registration and her supporters set up tents outside parliament.

I can’t help but think that besides Ukraine being an inspiration, the Kyrgyz government is inviting this by being overly paranoid and letting everyone know it is afraid of protests.

UPDATE: It looks like the protesters came out again. It’ll be interesting to see if they keep this up and if anyone joins them.

President Akayev sounds like he’s trying out for the Central Asian dictators all-star team:

Yesterday, President Askar Akaev met with officials of the Chui region in the town of Tokmok. He called the opposition a radical force seeking to obtain power by radical means.

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