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[04.09.2OO2] Kyrgyz Prime Minister Proposes Checking Opposition Groups Financing

Speaking on 3 September at the opening session of the Legislative Assembly (the lower chamber of parliament), Nikolai Tanaev proposed investigating how the opposition parties planning a protest march to Bishkek are financed, Interfax reported. He accused "so-called human rights organizations" of deliberately fuelling tensions and aspiring to power, and said that the government will take all necessary measures to preserve political stability. Kyrgyz State Secretary Osmonakun Ibraimov issued a similar warning last week (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 29 August 2002).
 
RFE/RL Newsline, September 4, 2002

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