"Where is the Justice": Ethnic Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

For four days in June 2010, violence engulfed southern Kyrgyzstan, as ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks clashed, leaving hundreds of people dead, thousands homeless, and entire Uzbek neighborhoods burned to the ground. So far, the government’s investigation into the violence has been marred by abuses. Arbitrary arrests and extortion have been widespread, and detainees, the majority of whom appear to be ethnic Uzbeks, have been routinely ill-treated in detention and denied due process guarantees.

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