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Ousted Kyrgyz President asks for UN peacekeepers

Last Updated: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:35

Teyyit: Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Monday said he had asked the United Nations to send peacekeepers to the Central Asian country after he was forced to flee the capital Bishkek last week.
Bakiyev told reporters from a town in the south of the country that he wants the UN to establish an independent commission into the events of April 07.
At least 81 people were killed on April 07 when riot police and troops shot into crowds of protesters in the capital.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:35

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