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Kyrgyzstan's Elite Police Unit: Both Defenders And Defendants

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Being a law-enforcement officer is never an easy job. Being a member of an elite unit tasked with maintaining order during unrest or combating terrorists is even more difficult. Besides the personal risk, there is the possibility that carrying out orders can lead to severe consequences if events turn out unexpectedly. We look at one such serviceman in Kyrgyzstan who gave his life for a state that was prepared to put him in jail.

Zhenishbek Babaraymov was held up as a hero after he was killed while participating in an antiterrorism operation in a village outside the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek early this month. 

Lawmakers praised the officer of the state security service's elite Alfa group for defending the people and the state against "terrorists" who had killed three policemen before Babaraymov's unit got the call.

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Kyrgyzstan's Elite Police Unit: Both Defenders And Defendants

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