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[23.08.2OO2] Kyrgyz Villagers Again Demand Those Responsible For Shooting Deaths Be Punished

Altai Borubaev, who is chairman of the People's Assembly (the upper chamber of the Kyrgyz parliament) traveled on 21 August to the village of Bozbiek in Aksy Raion, where five people were killed on 17-18 March in clashes with police, akipress.org reported on 22 August. A monument to those killed was recently unveiled in Bozbiek. Village residents who met with Borubaev again demanded that those officials who condoned the use of police violence against demonstrators be punished. On 22 August, the pro-presidential Democratic Party of Women of Kyrgyzstan staged a meeting outside the parliament building in Bishkek at which participants denounced the recently-founded movement for the resignation of President Askar Akaev, akipress.org reported.
 
RFE/RL Newsline, August 23, 2002

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