Bakiyev Also A Tough Guy

by Laurence on 3/24/2005 · 4 comments

Like Kulov, he’s killed people, according to The Moscow Times:

His government cracked down on demonstrators, with his interior minister saying that riots that broke out in Bakiyev’s home region in the south in March 2002 were an attempt to overthrow the government. Police fired into the crowd of 1,500 protesting the arrest of their local parliamentary deputy in Jalal-Abad, and five people died. An investigation found senior officials responsible for the tragedy, and Bakiyev was forced to resign.


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Paolo di Lautreamont March 24, 2005 at 7:15 pm

Tanks for your excellent news from Kyrgyzstan, linked in my blog. Regards.

Guy March 24, 2005 at 8:21 pm

What Paolo said. Thanks!

reader March 24, 2005 at 9:17 pm

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