Kyrgyzstan

Op-Ed: Wife of former Kyrgyz president Raisa Atambayeva -- mafia’s “Godmother”
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Op-Ed: Wife of former Kyrgyz president Raisa Atambayeva -- mafia’s “Godmother”

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov set the country's course against corruption. It seems that the new head of state intends to rid his country of the status of "the most venal country" in the region. However, he will face many hurdles, including sorting out his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev’s and his wife Raisa’s corruption schemes. Raisa Atambayeva’s reputation, also known as “Khansha Raya" (Khansha as in the wife of a khan), they say almost supersedes her husband’s. Only, she is more famous for her criminal activities.

Kyrgyzstan: imprisoned for coup attempt ex-MPs continue hunger strike
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Kyrgyzstan: imprisoned for coup attempt ex-MPs continue hunger strike

Former Kyrgyz MPs Bektur Asanov and Kubanychbek Kadyrov (both sentenced to 12-year sentences), energy expert Ernest Karybekov (sentenced to 20 years) and former Kyrgyz state secretary Dastan Sarygulov (4-year on probation) were detained in 2016 on suspicion to stage a “forcible coup d’état” -- based on an audio conversation with the voices resembling them, released prior to their detention on the internet.

15-02-2018, 14:57
Kyrgyzstan: president says fighting corruption his priority
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Kyrgyzstan: president says fighting corruption his priority

BISHKEK (TCA) — Corruption has penetrated deeply into the courts, prosecutor's offices, financial police, the State Committee for National Security, and the police, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov said at the country's Security Council meeting on February 8. The meeting considered measures against corruption in the judicial, law enforcement and supervisory bodies of Kyrgyzstan.

12-02-2018, 09:32
Op-Ed: Amongst 6 million Kyrgyz, there was no one more useful than Farid Niyazov?
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Op-Ed: Amongst 6 million Kyrgyz, there was no one more useful than Farid Niyazov?

If Niyazov stays in his current post, this can damage the interethnic accord, both in Kyrgyzstan and in the region. After all, it is Niyazov who proposed the virulent ideas of the “attack” on the neighbors, which was voiced in the last months of presidency of “not quite adequate” Almazbek Atambayev. The new president had to apologize for Atambayev, while Niyazov continues to walk with his head up high.

5-02-2018, 14:56