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Kyrgyzstan protests ‘part of coup’

Protests sweeping Kyrgyzstan in recent weeks are part of a “coup” designed by criminals, President Askar Akayev’s spokesman was quoted as saying Tuesday, as the government signaled it has no intention of accepting vote-rigging charges that have fueled the massive rallies. “The ‘third force,’ criminal elements connected to the drug mafia, are in complete control of the situation in Osh and Jalal-Abad, and are struggling to gain power,” Abdil Segizbayev said, referring to two southern towns that have seen riots in the past few days. Full Story

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