Endemic bribery and poor services are hampering the country’s response.
Covid-19 crisis puts further pressure on community already facing deep-rooted prejudice.
Critics say that officials relaxed restrictions far too early.
Public outcry after footage emerges of officers beating man for violating lockdown.
Civil society groups call for the political echelons to rein in their rhetoric.
Former detainees face routine threats and intimidation
Campaigners warn that government statistics showing no rise in abuse do not reflect reality.
Since 2014 it has been mandatory for local schools to use the Russian language.
Society divided over how seriously to take the threat of infection.
How women mobilised to care for the most vulnerable members of their already-stressed communities.