Kyrgyzstan: Mining Sector in Nationalists’ Crosshairs

Ata-Jurt leader Kamchybek Tashiev ran for president last year. Now he's in a temporary detention facility, charged with trying to violently seize power on October 3. (Photo: David Trilling)

When nationalist MP Kamchybek Tashiev led his supporters over a fence surrounding parliament in early October, both foreign and local executives working in Kyrgyzstan’s mining industry braced for the worst.

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Mining Sector in Nationalists’ Crosshairs

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