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[12.08.2OO2] Kyrgyzstan Extradites Diplomats Presumed Killers To China

Kyrgyzstan has handed over to China two Uighurs suspected of shooting a Chinese diplomat dead in Bishkek in late June, Interfax and akipress.org reported on 9 August. The diplomat's driver and a Uighur businessman were also killed in the assault (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 1 July 2002). Kyrgyz Interior Minister Bakirdin Subanbekov told journalists on 4 July that the killers will be tried in Kyrgyzstan, rather than extradited to China, Interfax reported.
RFE/RL Newsline, August 12, 2002

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