Bakiyev flees Kyrgyzstan but could face future ‘retribution’

The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has fled the troubled Central Asian state and formally resigned after another week of political tension.

17th April, 2010

The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has fled the troubled Central Asian state and formally resigned after another week of political tension.

His departure on a military plane provided by the Kazakh authorities to Taraz, a small city in Kazakhstan, pulled Kyrgyzstan back from the brink of civil war, according to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, who had earlier warned that Kyrgyzstan could split along a north-south divide. Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev said that, as...

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