On 25th November, OCCRP reported that nearly a thousand people marched peacefully in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on Monday in a protest response to publication of the outcome of an investigation that revealed that a secretive Uighur family had for years been smuggling goods from China into Kyrgyzstan and onward to other countries. The profits they made with the help of corrupt customs officials were then channelled out of the country. Rferl reported that the protesters demanded the arrest of a powerful customs official who is alleged to have provided cover for the activities.
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