Kyrgyz police officers detain demonstrators during a protest in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Muslim-majority country experienced two revolutions that unseated presidents in 2005 and 2010 followed by ethnic violence that left over 400 dead.According to the interior ministry, there were around 500 protesters at the rally.Japarov, who has spent over three years living abroad and says he wants to stand for president is most famous for his vociferous opposition to the Kumtor gold mine that accounted for 8 percent of Kyrgyzstan's economy last year. Several protests against the mine, including the October 2013 protest in which Issyk Kul governor Emil Kaptagayev was briefly taken hostage and doused in petrol, have turned violent.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE