Bakiyev says he is Still President
By Yuras Karmanau
The ousted leader of Kyrgyzstan says from exile in Belarus that he is still president of his Central Asian country.
Kurmanbek Bakiyev was deposed in an April 7 uprising that left 85 people dead in the Kyrgyz capital and then fled last week to neighboring Kazakhstan. He arrived in the Belarusian capital earlier this week.
In his first comments from exile Bakiyev was defiant and said he has not resigned.
He told reporters Wednesday in Minsk that he is still "the legitimate president of Kyrgyzstan," and described the interim government controlling Bishkek as "a gang of impostors," according to RFE/RL.