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    Kyrgyzstan's authorities consider Belarus a friendly state and expect Minsk to ensure the security of the ousted president until a trial can be held, the interim government's chief of staff said on Tuesday.

    Kyrgyzstan's authorities consider Belarus a friendly state and expect Minsk to ensure the security of the ousted president until a trial can be held, the interim government's chief of staff said on Tuesday.

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said earlier on Tuesday that Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who fled Bishkek and then Kyrgyzstan after he was deposed amid violent protests, was in Minsk under the protection of Belarusian authorities.

    "We ask Belarus and the country's authorities to ensure Bakiyev's security before he faces trial for numerous crimes against the Kyrgyz nation," Edil Baisalov said.

    BISHKEK, April 20 (RIA Novosti) 

     

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