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Kamchybek Kolbaev in court in Kyrgyzstan in 2014. (Photo:
14 Jul 15
Organised crime has had a symbiotic relationship with the political world for years.
9 Jul 15
Strains caused when husbands are absent for months or years.
9 Jul 15
Maternity system examined in IWPR radio show.
Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Chamber in session. (Photo: Timur Toktonaliev)
3 Jul 15
President agrees tactical retreat on controversial legislation, but insists change is inevitable.
30 Jun 15
Returning to families can be as hard as finding work.
Judge Klara Sooronkulova at the Constitutional Chamber meeting where she was taken off the biometric law case. May 27, 2015. (Photo: Timur Toktonaliev)
26 Jun 15
Case highlights wider concerns about an executive that seems to be trying to mould the constitutional court into a weak, pliable institution.
24 Jun 15
Proposed ban would apply to retail sales after ten in the evening.
These people, just inside Kyrgyzstan, are being handed goods which they will take over the border into Kazakstan for a fee. (Photo: IWPR)
15 Jun 15
Strategic position and porous borders makes Central Asian state ideal location for trading, and smuggling too.
Osh's central market is one place where ethnic communities still mingle freely. 2015. (Photo: Venera Sultanova)
10 Jun 15
Five years on from bloodshed, shiny new buildings belie an enduring sense of unease and mistrust between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks.
3 Jun 15
Children talk about what the day means to them.