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30 Jun 2011

Indirect fall-out from the June 2010 events in Kyrgyzstan: the case of Kara-Suu

Paul Fryer / Elmira Satybaldieva / Jeremy Smith / Joni Virkkunen

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The Kyrgyz town of Kara-Suu lies on the border with Uzbekistan, some 25 kilometres from Osh, the city most affected by the conflict between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks on 10-17 June 2010. With a population of around 21,000, of which 67% are ethnic Uzbek, Kara-Suu also serves as the administrative centre of the Kara-Suu district, which includes the village of Nariman, with a predominantly Uzbek population and notorious as the scene of several high-profile and brutal murders, as well as suburbs of Osh.