Kyrgyzstan: European Group to Send Police to Monitor for Ethnic Violence
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe agreed to a request by Kyrgyzstan's provisional government on Friday to send police monitors to the south of Kyrgyzstan, where ethnic violence last month left hundreds dead. But it fell short of the outside help Kyrgyzstan's leaders have been pleading for to help quell tensions among ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, who clashed in four days of rioting in June that destroyed much of the southern city of Osh. The agreement, which requires approval by the organization's 56 member countries, would provide 52 unarmed police officers to assist and monitor the Kyrgyz police, with the option to send 50 more later.
First Published July 17, 2010 2:00 am