Kyrgyz law enforcement investigations failed Osh riots

Aug 12, 11 Kyrgyz law enforcement investigations failed Osh riots

Most criminal cases in connection with the riots and killings in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010, remained unsolved. On this, as the, Deputy Prosecutor General Nurlanbek Zheenaliev.

According to the representative of the Prosecutor's Office in investigating the events of June the police officially registered 5648 crimes (or was filed more than five thousand criminal cases). However, the disclosed at this time only 402 episodes (which is about seven percent of the total).

What is the reason for the low-solved, is not specified.

The clashes, which were involved representatives of the Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities, began June 11, 2010 and lasted for several days. The unrest swept towns of Osh and Jalalabad regions. Before the authorities managed to bring the situation under control, killed 400 people, destroyed and burned thousands of homes. More than 75,000 ethnic Uzbeks who fled the pogroms, and fled across the border into neighboring Uzbekistan. Later, the majority of refugees have returned to Kyrgyzstan.

The blame for provoking unrest Kyrgyz authorities conferred on the Uzbek community leaders, as well as supporters of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and international terrorists. Human rights activists have repeatedly noted that the investigation into the events of June is the Uzbek bias (ie, it is among the Uzbek security forces first and foremost seek to blame), but from the pogroms suffered most Uzbek side (power, initially concealed information about the ethnic composition of the dead, later admitted that Most of those killed – the representatives of the Uzbek community).

In early 2011 it became known that the majority of criminal cases investigated by pogroms stopped. The reason, as stated, was that persons subject to criminal liability, not installed.

In Kyrgyzstan, also discussed the prosecution of former members of the provisional government (those who were in power after the April coup of 2010 and were formally responsible for what is happening in the country). However, the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office announced in early 2012 that the corpus delicti in the actions of the provisional government does not.