“Living life with a constant feeling of fear; this is what you have to get used to here if you are gay.”
Detentions come amid a crackdown on street protests in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.
Country’s most prominent transgender activist describes her struggle to protect her community from discrimination and violence.
A young activist who documented the dire conditions in the Transnistrian army found herself in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion.
Hundreds of thousands of displaced people have been living in dire conditions for decades.
Could a toxic partnership be developing between mainstream politics and extremists?
Beatings and torture, long an issue of concern, have become commonplace since the August 2020 uprising.
The case of 18-year-old gay recruit who refused to finish his mandatory military service due to harassment has set off a wider discussion about LGBT rights.
Experts predict further prosecutions and tightened censorship in the wake of unrest.
Only around one in three of all those abducted return alive.