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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

By Catherine Putz
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption
January 28, 2016

Central Asia Fails on Rights and Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Reports released this week have no good news about combating corruption or addressing human rights issues in Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
December 05, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher

By Catherine Putz
Religion in Tajikistan, corruption scandals in Uzbekistan, and other weekend reads.

Kyrgyz Victims of Domestic Violence Have Few Options
October 29, 2015

Kyrgyz Victims of Domestic Violence Have Few Options

By Catherine Putz
Survivors face a range of social and structural barriers to seeking help, and justice.

Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
October 25, 2015

Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem

By Taylor Dibbert
Is Sri Lanka’s new government ready to deal with police torture? Only time will tell.
Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?
June 06, 2015

Has Tajikistan Burned Too Many Bridges?

By Catherine Putz
Russia and Kazakhstan mull the right to be forgotten and Stroehlein is tired of excuses.

Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
June 05, 2015

Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police

By Catherine Putz
Elena Urlaeva was taking pictures of people forced to labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.
Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'
June 02, 2015

Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'

By Catherine Putz
Azam Farmonov has already served 9 years in jail for extortion charges, which human rights groups say were fabricated.

Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession
August 19, 2014

Indonesia’s Papua Censorship Obsession

By Phelim Kine
The arrest of two French journalists is part of a decades-old policy of preventing foreign media scrutiny.

Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
August 01, 2014

Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights

By Helen Clark
Australia and the US have very different approaches to engaging with Vietnam on its human rights record.

Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos
December 17, 2013

Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos

By Luke Hunt
Scrutiny from human rights groups and charges from the ICC likely if officials don’t come clean.
Vietnam Wins Human Rights Seat Despite Tainted Record
November 15, 2013

Vietnam Wins Human Rights Seat Despite Tainted Record

NGOs are skeptical about the UN’s odd choices for upcoming Human Rights Council.

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