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One year ago, a Chinese-born Uyghur whistle-blower was gunned down in a cafe in Istanbul after providing RFE/RL with documents exposing how he funneled hundreds of millions of dollars out of Kyrgyzstan.

A new investigation based on leaked records from the Turkish murder probe reveals fresh details about circumstances leading to Saimaiti’s death. But are authorities in Turkey or Kyrgyzstan really interested in catching those behind the murder? See here:

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[1] 'His Murder Is Necessary': Man Who Exposed Kyrgyz Smuggling Scheme Was Hunted By Contract Killers ➤[2] Plunder And Patronage In The Heart Of Central Asia ➤