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Demonstrators participate in an anti-Lukashenko rally on August 18, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: Misha Friedman/Getty Images)
20 Oct 20
Disquiet with an authoritarian leader, presiding over an archaic state-dominated economy, sounds familiar.
President Sooronbay Zheenbekov (right) meeting with new prime minister and speaker of parliament of Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Kyrgyz President's Press Service)
14 Oct 20
Demands continue for President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation.
Parts of the building housing the parliament and president's office were set alight during the night. (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 20
Volunteers rally to clean up city, ensure security and prevent looting.
The main Ala-Too square in capital Bishkek today, 6 October, 2020. (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 20
Election results cancelled as opposition supporters seize control of key offices.
29 Sep 20
Experts’ assumptions that the country’s leader Emomali Rahmon would nominate his son for this election are disproved.
Gulshat Asylbayeva, main initiator of the draft law. (Photo: Kyrgyz parliament's official website kenesh.kg)
12 Aug 20
Draft law would allow authorities to block websites deemed to contain inaccurate information, with no need for a court ruling.
4 Aug 20
Supporters say they will continue to fight for his case to be reopened.
Project Highlight
29 Jun 20
Event hears that falling oil and gas prices may be a barrier to implementing greener policies.
Project Highlight
4 Jun 20
Expert event explores the impact on regional development and democracy.
(Photo: RFE/RL Kyrgyzstan)
1 Jun 20
The state of emergency has now been extended indefinitely.

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