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Kyrgyzstan: UK miner arrested over his dig at delicacy

By David Wilcock

Published 04/01/2016

A British mine worker has reportedly been arrested in Kyrgyzstan after comparing its national dish to a horse's penis on Facebook
A British mine worker has reportedly been arrested in Kyrgyzstan after comparing its national dish to a horse's penis on Facebook

A British mine worker has reportedly been arrested in Kyrgyzstan after comparing its national dish to a horse's penis on Facebook.

Scotsman Michael McFeat was held after posting a picture of Kyrgyz co-workers queuing for a "chuchuk" horsemeat sausage, with a caption comparing the spicy delicacy to a stallion's genitalia, the AFP news agency said.

It was reported his co-workers were so angry at the jibe that they called a brief strike at the Kumtor goldmine where he works.

Mr McFeat deleted the post and put an apology on his Facebook page on Saturday.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with the local authorities after a British national was detained in Kyrgyzstan and are ready to provide consular assistance."

It was reported Mr McFeat faces up to five years in prison.

The Kumtor gold mine is the largest in Central Asia and accounts for more than one-third of the country's export of goods and services, according to its website.

It is operated by Canadian firm Centerra Gold, based in Toronto.

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