Two opposition leaders, Temir Sariev and Isa Omurkulov, detained earlier during riots in the city of Talas in the ex-Soviet Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, have been released, one of the former detainees said on Wednesday.
"We will now hold talks with the Prosecutor General and the head of the national security service. We will demand the halting of gunfire and release of opposition [party members] detained earlier," Sariev said.
Authorities have imposed a state of emergency in Bishkek and Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree imposing a curfew as clashes continue between rioters and police in the capital, where at least six people have been killed and some 100 injured.
BISHKEK, April 7 (RIA Novosti)