Kyrgyzstan: Five Years After Pogroms, Healing a Work in Progress

The Uzbek neighborhood of Cheremushki suffered heavily from the mid-June 2010 ethnic clashes in Osh. (Photo: David Trilling)

For years, Kyrgyz herders from Osh’s hilly outskirts would come down to Ozoda Salieva’s house and take her cow and several sheep, and, for a small fee, fatten them up in a summer pasture. Salieva, a 73-year-old pensioner, says it was a long-standing tradition.
 

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Alisher Khamidov is a writer based in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Five Years After Pogroms, Healing a Work in Progress

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