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No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
May 25, 2017
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
New report, same old story: Dushanbe's crackdown on lawyers continues.
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
February 07, 2017
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
Insights from Erica Marat.  
US Security Stakes in Central Asia
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
September 27, 2016
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
June 23, 2016
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
The Kyrgyz Supreme Court set a date to reconsider the case of Azimjon Askarov.
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
2 Kyrgyz Human Rights Activists Sue President Atambayev
June 09, 2016
2 Kyrgyz Human Rights Activists Sue President Atambayev
Tolekan Ismailova and Aziza Abdyrasulova are getting their day in court.
2 Kyrgyz Human Rights Activists Sue President Atambayev
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
May 12, 2016
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan will be happy to know that the so-called Foreign Agents Bill won't become law. At least not yet.
Controversial 'Foreign Agents' Bill Shot Down in Kyrgyz Parliament
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
May 12, 2016
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Dushanbe says the right things in international forums, but hasn’t made measurable progress in fulfilling its rights commitments.
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
May 07, 2016
Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
And Tajikistan tries to distract from human rights criticisms; recommended reads.
Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
May 05, 2016
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
Dushanbe's campaign against human rights lawyers has not gone unnoticed.
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
March 05, 2016
Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
Worries about northern Kazakhstan's ethnic Russians, rights in Turkmenistan, and other recommended reads.
Kazakh Reporter Acquitted of Drug Charges
Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
February 17, 2016
Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
A pair of human rights organizations say Tajik authorities reach far beyond their borders to shut down opposition voices.
Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
October 12, 2015
Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
When Ashgabat's elites perceive themselves as vulnerable, violent crackdowns and repression ensues.
Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
Forced Labor Persists in Uzbek Cotton Harvest
September 25, 2015
Forced Labor Persists in Uzbek Cotton Harvest
Tashkent continues to coerce citizens into picking cotton, and harass human rights activists making not of it.
Forced Labor Persists in Uzbek Cotton Harvest
Turkmenistan Holds 14-Year Old Hostage
September 22, 2015
Turkmenistan Holds 14-Year Old Hostage
Geldy Kyarizov's daughter and sister-in-law remain barred from leaving the country, a ploy to ensure Kyarizov's return.
Turkmenistan Holds 14-Year Old Hostage
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
July 09, 2015
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
A donation of military vehicles to a regime with a poor human rights record is questioned in Congress.
Washington’s Military Gift to Uzbekistan Questioned
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