Kyrgyzstan Votes “Yes” Amid Death, Fear

An elderly Uzbek man votes at Mikhail Frunze school #24 in Sunday's referendum on the future of the interim government in Kyrgyzstan. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

Osh- I have a new piece in today’s edition of Asia Times titled “Kyrgyzstan Votes “Yes” Amid Death, Fear” on Sunday’s quietly successful referedum vote here in southern Kyrgyzstan’s deadly ethnic jigsaw puzzle here in the Ferghana valley.  Secuirty was heavy here in the country’s troubled, second largest city and there were no incidents that I know of but that may be because people here are exhausted more than anything.

A Kyrgyz soldier inspects vehicles in the destroyed Uzbek section of Osh's central market. Note the footwear. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

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