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Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent
May 08, 2021

Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president continues to sharpen the country’s legal code as a tool to limit dissent.

The Tragedy of Azimjon Askarov
July 27, 2020

The Tragedy of Azimjon Askarov

By Catherine Putz
Askarov’s story illustrates just how broken Kyrgyzstan’s entire system is. 
Viral Video Exposes Domestic Abuse in Kyrgyzstan. To What End?
June 20, 2020

Viral Video Exposes Domestic Abuse in Kyrgyzstan. To What End?

By Colleen Wood
A viral video depicting horrific domestic abuse reveals tension in social media’s mobilizing power.

Uneven ‘Extremism’ Justice in Kyrgyzstan
March 18, 2020

Uneven ‘Extremism’ Justice in Kyrgyzstan

By Laura Mills
In Kyrgyzstan, there are people serving time for a crime no longer in the books. 

Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case
July 13, 2016

Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, UN Human Rights Committee reaffirms call for Askarov’s release.

Kyrgyz Supreme Court Punts Askarov Decision
July 12, 2016

Kyrgyz Supreme Court Punts Askarov Decision

By Catherine Putz
The court overturned Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence but sent his case back to the oblast for a retrial; no release.

Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
June 23, 2016

Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts

By Catherine Putz
The Kyrgyz Supreme Court set a date to reconsider the case of Azimjon Askarov.
2 Kyrgyz Human Rights Activists Sue President Atambayev
June 09, 2016

2 Kyrgyz Human Rights Activists Sue President Atambayev

By Catherine Putz
Tolekan Ismailova and Aziza Abdyrasulova are getting their day in court.

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Seize Jailed Activists Home
June 01, 2016

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Seize Jailed Activists Home

By Catherine Putz
Why--if Azimjan Askarov was convicted in 2010--are the authorities moving only now to seize his property?

Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016

Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan

By Diplomatic Access
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.

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