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  • Daniya Kozhonaliyev, daugther of former military prosecutor Kubatbek Kozhonaliyev who was arrested last week in connection with protests that the Kyrgz government have branded at attempted coup, on hunger strike outside the White House government building in Bishkek. October 10, 2012. (Mattia Beggi/Special to The Washington Times)

    Opposition risks Kyrgyzstan’s stability in protests

    Opposition politicians demanding the nationalization of the Canadian-owned Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan have been accused of an attempted coup, prompting analysts to warn that agitators are using the controversial foreign investment to plunge the revolution-prone Central Asian republic into further instability.

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