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    BISHKEK, June 30 (RIA Novosti) - Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court has not cancelled the Central Election Commission's (CEC) decision to strip Bermet Akayeva, former President Askar Akayev's daughter, of her parliamentary seat for violating the election law.

    Bermet Akayeva was elected a member of parliament during last year's elections in March. International monitors had reported numerous violations in Bishkek's Universitetsky district where Akayeva was the candidate.

    Unrest sparked off in the cities of Osh and Jalalabad on March 15 and spread to the capital of Bishkek. On March 24, protesters seized the government building and toppled Akayev's regime. The president fled the republic.

    The Supreme Court also upheld the CEC's decision to deny Urmat Baryktabasov the ability of registering as a presidential candidate. He is believed to have been involved in the June 17 unrest in Bishkek.

    The uprising was incited by supporters of Baryktabasov who had been denied registration on grounds he had dual citizenship, from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

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