Kyrgyzstan Charges Ousted President

Kyrgyzstan's interim government has said that it has charged Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the ousted president, with "mass killing" and wants Belarus to extradite him for trial.The announcement was made on Tuesday, a week after Bakiyev fled the country following a bloody uprising of the proletariat that accused him of corruption and complained of increasing ulitity prices."He has been charged according to two articles - murder of more than two individuals and abuse of power," Azimbek Beknazarov, the interim government's deputy leader, said in Bishkek, the capital."We have a basis for him to be extradited," he said, adding that the formal request would be made "within days".Beknazarov said that regional convention ensured that Belarus is "obliged to hand him over".