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U.S. Condemns Attack on Kyrgyz Activist

The U.S. Embassy on Friday condemned an attack this week that wounded a leading Kyrgyz pro-democracy activist who had campaigned against an alleged crime boss, and it said the government must uphold the rule of law. Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, meanwhile, accused politicians of trying to misrepresent the Central Asian nation ”as a country where crime is omnipresent.” ”This is not so,” Bakiyev told a meeting of the national council for fighting organized crime, according to the Interfax news agency. He added that Kyrgyzstan wasn’t even among the five former Soviet republics with the highest crime rate. Full Story

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