Villagers demand end to construction of a second reservoir for a local gold mine.
Protests against the land swaps the agreement entails have led to a heavy-handed response.
Trial of 22 defendants enters final stages amid concerns of bias and lack of transparency.
Murky investigation and lack of accountability followed violence that scarred a nation.
Experts warn that unresolved questions of national self-determination and social problems need to be treated sensitively.
Authorities struggle to contain anger over a citizen’s unexplained death in detention.
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.
Anger over potential plans to drop the decades’ long demand for territory’s independence.
Nearly 100 people from the impoverished neighbourhood were detained in connection with the July 2021 protests.
Bishkek centre provides rare platform to explore social issues from new perspectives.