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Bri­ton de­ported af­ter horse pe­nis com­ment

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment -

BISHKEK — A Bri­tish em­ployee of Kyr­gyzs­tan’s big­gest gold mine, de­tained by po­lice af­ter com­par­ing a na­tional dish to a horse pe­nis, was told to leave the coun­try within 24 hours for work­ing with­out an of­fi­cial per­mit.

michael mcfeat posted a com­ment on Face­book say­ing that his Kyr­gyz col­leagues were queu­ing for their “spe­cial del­i­cacy, the horse’s pe­nis” at New Year cel­e­bra­tions, spark­ing a brief strike at the Kum­tor mine as well as calls for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion.

The dish in ques­tion, chuchuk, is a sausage made from horse meat and in­testines.

Po­lice de­tained mcfeat on sun­day for ques­tion­ing but the state se­cu­rity ser­vice only gave him a warn­ing de­spite work­ers in­sist­ing that his ac­tions con­sti­tuted in­cit­ing ha­tred, a crime pun­ish­able by three to five years in prison.

A lo­cal court found that mcfeat, who worked as a welder for a con­trac­tor at Kum­tor, had no work per­mit and ruled that he must be de­ported within 24 hours.

The mine is at the cen­tre of a dis­pute be­tween the govern­ment and Canada’s Cen­terra Gold.

— Reuters

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