Lengthy prison term handed to elderly man described as political persecution.
Remittances from those working abroad make up a key part of the country’s economy.
President’s party wins again as pressure grows on independent observers and opposition forces.
Critics fear this may cost Kyrgyzstan and its people dearly.
Upheaval in Kyrgyzstan and Belarus not expected to affect the outcome of January 10 polls.
The sector exists simply to idolise the president and serve the ruling class.
Although the media is protected by law, beatings and illegal detentions are common.
Country’s traditional partners, disturbed by ongoing crisis, suspend large tranches of aid.
Disquiet with an authoritarian leader, presiding over an archaic state-dominated economy, sounds familiar.
Demands continue for President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation.