Politics · January 10, 2021

Kyrgyzstan: after unrest citizens heads to presidential vote

(STL.News) Polls have opened in Kyrgyzstan‘s presidential election.

The frontrunner is a man who until last year was serving a more than 11-year jail sentence for kidnapping.

Sadyr Japarov was freed from jail by supporters during protests following a disputed parliamentary election in October.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.

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