The contemporary political history of the Kyrgyz Republic

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US State Department Report
12 February 1995. In Qirghizstan there are significant human rights abuses related to ethnicity. Then a detailed report that suggests the reason for human rights abuses is that ex-communist officials often remain in office [the problem used to be the Soviet System, but is now those who were shaped by it State Department standard of social evaluation is US civil rights.
Foreign Minister Mrs. Roza Otunbayeva press conference
14 February 1996. President Akayev's formation of new government after the referendum; NATO expansion; on Quirghiz autonomy; Great Turkestan; officials.
The Referendum
Kyrgyz Republic Embassy press release, 13–15 February 1996. The third referendum of February 10 1996 changes a workable constitution for the worse.
Kyrgyz Republic Embassy press release #1
13 February 1996. A popular referendum in October 1994 favored two-chamber parliament, and this was synthesized with the Soviet era constitution of May 1993. This resulted in legislative gridlock, and so the referendum of 10 February 1996 overwhelmingly approved a new division of powers.
Kyrgyzstan's referendum
By Kelly Mcmann, 14 February 1996. Questions arising from the overwhelming popular support for constitutional amendments that would strengthen the executive power of President Askar Akayev to carry out reforms. Press release of referendum outcome is appended.
Kyrgyzstan promises to crush rebels
By Louise Hildalgo, BBC, 27 August 1999. The Kyrgyz Government has promised to crush the militants who seized four villages and a number of hostages, including four Japanese, in a remote region of the south.
Japanese hostages released in Kyrgyzstan
BBC,Monday, 25 October 1999. Four Japanese geologists held hostage in Kyrgyzstan for more than two months by Islamic militants have been released. They were captured in the mountains of southern Kyrgyzstan when hundreds of Muslim fighters streamed across the border from Tajikistan to carry out a holy war against neighboring Uzbekistan.
BBC Country Profile, 3 May 2001. A brief compendium of political facts with a simple map.