By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In 2010, clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh left dead an estimated 2,000 people, mostly Uzbeks.
Ms. Erkolova said that when a couple marries, they and their families are eligible for payment of up to just over $2,000.
"In our work since 2010, it appears [the program] is helping to unite Uzbek and Kyrgyz families," said Gulmara Erkolova, a state employee at the city hall in Osh who has helped implement the plan, working closely with the mayor.