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Police Disruption of Women’s Day March Illegal, Kyrgyz Supreme Court Rules
November 13, 2020

Police Disruption of Women’s Day March Illegal, Kyrgyz Supreme Court Rules

By Catherine Putz
Overturning the decisions of two lower courts, the Kyrgyz Supreme Court says police should not have cracked down on the March 8 protest.

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?
November 01, 2020

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?

By Bruce Pannier
The government of Sadyr Japarov will have an opportunity to prove itself by confronting the problems that made the October 4 elections such a disaster.
From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister
October 14, 2020

From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister

By Catherine Putz
Until October 6, Sadyr Japarov was serving an 11.5 year prisoner term for hostage-taking. He's now prime minister of Kyrgyzstan.

Intergenerational Conflict at the Core of Kyrgyzstan’s Turmoil
October 09, 2020

Intergenerational Conflict at the Core of Kyrgyzstan’s Turmoil

By Aksana Ismailbekova
Kyrgyzstan’s “muted” voices -- woman and the youth -- are standing up against the ranks of old politicians and the patriarchy. 

Protestors Seize Kyrgyz White House, Frustrations on Display
October 06, 2020

Protestors Seize Kyrgyz White House, Frustrations on Display

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
The Kyrgyz nation is experiencing a “deja-vu” revolution.

Kyrgyzstan’s Messy Parliamentary Election Sparks Protests in Bishkek
October 06, 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s Messy Parliamentary Election Sparks Protests in Bishkek

By Aigerim Turgunbaeva
Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary election was accompanied by allegations of mass vote buying, use of administrative resources, and the beating of journalists.

Reaktsiya 3.0: Kyrgyz Protest Internet Censorship Bill
July 01, 2020

Reaktsiya 3.0: Kyrgyz Protest Internet Censorship Bill

By Colleen Wood
Will protests be enough to convince Kyrgyzstan’s president to veto a bill that would restrict freedom of speech online?
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