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[19.06.2OO2] Governor Sharipov: some forces try to destabilize situation

Governor of the Jalal-Abad Province Jusupbek Sharipov told RFE/RL correspondent in an interview given on 19 June, that some forces try destabilizing situation in the province, organizing meetings and pickets. According to him, some representatives of the picketers told him on 17 June that some outside people forced them to put some demands to the authorities. However, Sharipov did not elaborate.
Sharipov also said that place of the trial was changed due to requests of witnesses who live in Toktogul. They concerned about their safeness if they go to Jalal-Abad. The court decided to hold its session in Toktogul and even the president cannot intervene in the matter.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, June 19, 2002

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