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Prison visit time in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
30 Oct 14
Rights groups insist that international pressure is the only hope of moderating regimes’ brutal behaviour, and that now would be a good time to apply it.
President Almazbek Atambaev (right) and Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev of Kyrgyzstan at a recent summit with the leaders of Russia, China, Kazakstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. (Photo: Kyrgyz president’s website)
19 Sep 14
Membership of economic grouping risks distancing Kyrgyzstan from some of its near neighbours.
Vegetable stalls at the Osh Bazaar in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Picture from May 2009. (Photo: neiljs/Wikimedia Commons)
15 Sep 14
Plans to fill trade gap left by ban on European foodstuffs may not be achievable.
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov (left) and Tajikistan’s Imomali Rahmon (right of group) at the 2012 Shanghai Cooperation Summit. (Photo: Kremlin press office/Wikimedia Commons)
3 Sep 14
Conciliatory gestures unlikely to lead to swift improvement in relations.
KyrgyzGaz office in Bishkek. (Photo: Timur Toktonaliev)
12 Jul 14
Kyrgyzstan's growing ties with Moscow give it added clout in region but could prove a liability.
Many Central Asians work in the building industry in Russia. (Photo: Zarina Khushvaqt)
13 Jun 14
For most, Islam is a uniting force in an alien society, though some experts warn of Islamic radicalisation risk.
Prison visit time in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
28 Feb 14
Authorities fail to treat or even isolate sufferers.
28 Feb 14
Recent death in detention highlights routine use of torture against suspects.
Newspaper kiosk in Uzbekistan. (Photo: IWPR)
27 Feb 14
Despite years of censorship and total state control, the authorities still feel the need to warn reporters not to stray into sensitive areas.

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