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Central Asia Monitor 11 January 2013

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to Jointly Investigate Sokh Incident Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Committee reported that talks were held between officials from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan regarding the hostage-taking incident in Sokh that began on 5 January. The governors of Uzbekistan’s Ferghana province and Kyrgyzstan’s Batken province, representatives of each country’s border control agencies, and local government and [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 07 January 2013

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Hostages Taken in Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Clash Residents of Sokh, an Uzbek enclave in Kyrgyzstan’s Batken province, attacked Kyrgyz border guards and took Kyrgyz citizens hostage in events that began on 5 January, when residents of the Sokh village Hoshyar reportedly attacked Kyrgyz border guards overseeing installation of electricity lines at a border post. The initial [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.25

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Kyrgyzgas to Press Kazakhstan on Energy Shortage… Abdymazhit Mamatisaev, Deputy Chairman of Kyrgyzgas, said on 18 December that KazTransGas, the Kazakh company supplying natural gas to Kyrgyzstan, would face legal and financial claims over the recent restriction of gas supplies that have resulted in shortages in and around Bishkek. Mamatisaev gave no further details. However, [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.24

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Uzbek Citizen Commits Suicide in Moscow Jail After SNB Threats The Russian human rights organization Memorial reported that Abdusamat Fazletdinov, a 19 year old Uzbek citizen, committed suicide in a Moscow jail after Uzbek SNB agents threatened him. Fazletdinov had been working in Kaliningrad and was arrested with four other citizens of Uzbekistan in Moscow [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.23

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Chelakh Denies Killing Fellow Soldiers at Arkankergen Outpost Appearing in court this week, Vladislav Chelakh, the border guard accused of killing his fellow servicemen at the Arkankergen border outpost, said the he did not commit any murders. He claims that unknown men in civilian clothing attacked the outpost. Chelakh said that he and another border [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.22

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Protesters Attack Mining Camp in Batken Residents of the village of Katran in Batken’s Leilek district attacked a mining camp following a rally demanding that development at the site be stopped. On November 19, villagers demanded the camp be shut down by 22 November because feared that the development of a mine would result in [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.21

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Kyrgyzstan Holds Local Elections… On 25 November, voting took place in 23 cities across Kyrgyzstan to elect deputies for municipal councils. As of 26 November, the Central Election Commission had tabulated results for 21 cities. Of those, President Atambaev’s SDPK received a plurality of the votes in 11 cities while Respublika won in 4. Several [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.20

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Tashkent Supports Construction of China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railroad On 13 November, Uzbekistan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Train Bakhtiyor Abdusamatov said that his government supports the construction of a railway linking Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. He said that Tashkent considers this project one of the highest priority initiatives in the SCO Development Bank’s transportation [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.19

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Tajik Ministry of Justice Moves Prison Out of Central Dushanbe A Dushanbe prison which holds approximately 2,000 prisoners will be moved out of the center of Tajikistan’s capital and to the near-by city of Vahdat. The Dushanbe prison was built in 1935 and designed to hold up to 1,500 prisoners.  According to a source at the Tajik [...]

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Central Asia Monitor 1.18

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Kyrgyzstan to reopen investigation into ethnic Uzbek journalist’s murder Kyrgyzstan has launched a new investigation into the murder of ethnically Uzbek independent journalist Alisher Saipov, according to RFE/RL. Saipov was shot dead in the southern city of Osh exactly 5 years ago. Many believe he was killed as a result of his journalistic work, which [...]

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