Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court upheld a life sentence on Wednesday for a prominent dissident convicted of "inciting inter-ethnic hatred" in the former Soviet republic, quashing hopes for his release under a new leadership.
Kyrgyzstan will end the toughest restrictions it introduced to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, such as curfews, and allow certain businesses to reopen from Monday, the Central Asian nation's government said on Sunday.
Three Kyrgyz border guards and two Tajik citizens were wounded in a shootout on Friday in a disputed border area between the two former Soviet republic, authorities on both sides said, blaming each other for the violence.
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