Mirgul Akimova | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
2 Jul 09
Opposition leaders were pressing for presidential election this year rather than next, but July date changes all their calculations.
7 May 09
But legislators backing new bill say too many non-profit groups behave like political parties.
10 Mar 09
Media-watchers fear brutal assault was deliberate attempt to curb free speech.
19 Feb 09
Moscow may be unhappy with the American military presence but does not seem to have pressured Bishkek to end it.
17 Feb 09
Rights groups say negotiating with Russian far right will do nothing to stop racist attacks.
30 Jan 09
Civil groups warn that new legislation could allow authorities to deploy military to crush public protests.
27 Jan 09
President creates new team to handle economic crisis now and manage his re-election later.
18 Dec 08
Sentences of up to 20 years seen as warning to other protesters, rather than justice.
27 Nov 08
Erosion of civil liberties makes it hard to hold public protests and risky to criticise the authorities, say rights groups.
3 Nov 08
Beijing offers a sweetener to get its TV programmes shown in Kyrgyzstan, but some commentators fear cultural encroachment.