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Curfew to be lifted in southern Kyrgyzstan

08-10-2010 09:56 BJT

BISHKEK, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Kyrgyz interim government will lift a curfew declared last June in southern Kyrgyzstan, a spokesman of the presidential office said Monday.

Farid Niyazov, head of the presidential office of information, told reporters at a briefing that the government will lift the curfew and state of emergency in the southern cities of Osh and Jalalabad as well as some other areas on Tuesday.

He said caretaker President Roza Otunbayeva on Monday signed an act to end the restrictive measures.

The interim government declared the curfew and state of emergency in southern area on June 12 after large-scale instability was spreading in the area on June 10, which left at least 63 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

Meanwhile, Niyazov also said that the amendments on election law adopted by the interim government were abolished, and the country's parliamentary election will be held in accordance with the current election law.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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