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Kyrgyzstan: Jailed Opposition Politician Reportedly Attempts Suicide

Officials in Kyrgyzstan have said that opposition politician Sadyr Japarov, who was arrested earlier this month after returning from years of self-imposed exiled, has attempted to commit suicide in prison.

The state prison service stated that in the early hours of April 2, Japarov “slashed himself in the neck and left arm.” His cellmates reportedly immediately summoned officers in the detention facility when they saw the former member of parliament had lost consciousness.

On April 4, website Super.kg ran graphic images of Japarov being stretchered away by emergency medical staff.

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Kyrgyzstan: Jailed Opposition Politician Reportedly Attempts Suicide

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