Ethnic cleansing in Kyrgyzstan

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by believe09, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    I have been following this story with growing horror in the past few weeks; The Red Cross estimates that 400K people have been displaced by the outbreak of ethnic violence between the Kyrgyzs and the Uzbeks. There are stories of murder, beatings, torture and rapes-the victims are ovewhelmingly Uzbek.

    ***Please be warned-graphic stories of violence included in this link***
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  3. blue_the_puppy

    blue_the_puppy Member

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    this reminds me a little of what happened in Kosovo in the '90s.

    it's a very volatile situation/region, part of the former Soviet Union. Russia still has a large amount of influence in that area. I hope they are following this closely and do the right thing. The conflict Kyrgyzstan has been going on some time now, though now civilians are becoming targets.

    I am very saddened with what I have read/heard.

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