INVESTOR WARNING: Kyrgyzstan contains frequent scenes of unsettling violence

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Central Asia’s great democratic hope remains a land of uncertainty for foreign businesses thinking of setting up there.

ATAMBAYEV SURRENDERS: Kyrgyz special forces follow up on botched first raid on ex-president’s compound

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2019

Charge over “illegal early release” of one of Kyrgyzstan’s most notorious crime bosses follows within hours. Rally of supporters broken up with tear gas and stun grenades.

Chinese gold miner suspends Kyrgyzstan operations after dozens injured in brawl with locals

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

Kyrgyz protesters seize Zhong Ji Mining’s trucks, accuse company of pollution that wiped out livestock. China demands punishment for assailants.

CARNAGE IN KYRGYZSTAN: Special forces raid fails to grab ex-president Atambayev from his compound

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

One serviceman left dead and six taken hostage and later released by supporters of country’s ex-leader after bloody resistance.

Holed up in his residence ex-Kyrgyz president Atambayev warns officials he’s armed

bne IntelliNews July 22, 2019

Embroiled in bitter row with successor and former ally Jeenbekov, he’s refused to obey third subpoena. Law now permits prosecutors to forcibly detain him.