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    Overthrown Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev urged the United Nations on Sunday to send its peacekeepers to the Central Asian republic to prevent further riots following the recent uprising that killed 81 people.

    Overthrown Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev urged the United Nations on Sunday to send its peacekeepers to the Central Asian republic to prevent further riots following the recent uprising that killed 81 people.

    The president who fled the capital after his government was overthrown in the April 7-8 riots said in an interview with RIA Novosti that the work of the Interior and Defense Ministries in Kyrgyzstan had been paralyzed and the republic would be unable to cope with any fresh riots on its own.

    Bakiyev also said he did not believe the ongoing investigation in the republic into the recent riots was objective and urged the establishment of an international independent commission.

    Kyrgyzstan's provisional government is considering arresting Bakiyev and put him on trial for the deaths of 81 people during the uprising.

    "If an international independent commission, which will carry out a full investigation, says in its conclusion that the president is to blame, I am prepared to bear full responsibility before my people," he said.

    DZHALALABAD, April 11 (RIA Novosti)

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