Transnational Repression in Central Asia

Leading Belarus dissident to address IWPR discussion on regional repression.

Transnational Repression in Central Asia

Leading Belarus dissident to address IWPR discussion on regional repression.

Demonstrators participate in an anti-Lukashenko rally on August 18, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus.
Demonstrators participate in an anti-Lukashenko rally on August 18, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus. © Misha Friedman/Getty Images
The then presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya voting at a polling place in Minsk, Belarus on 9 August 2020.
The then presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya voting at a polling place in Minsk, Belarus on 9 August 2020. © Misha Friedman/Getty Images
Wednesday, 21 July, 2021

Belarussian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is to headline an IWPR event on transnational repression in Central Asia on August 5.

Tsikhanouskaya, who ran as the main candidate against President Alexander Lukashenko in August 2020 elections that sparked a national uprising, will be joined by international experts to discuss how globalisation has affected transnational repression in autocracies across Central Asia.  

Chaired by Adam Hug, director of the Foreign Policy Centre, the panel will consider the scale of the problem, identify the main target groups and provide practical recommendations on how to counter such practices.

Other speakers include Nate Schenkkan  of Freedom House, Edward Lemon, president of the OXUS Society for Central Asian Affairs and Columbia University professor Alexander Cooley.

Event title:Understanding Transnational Repressions in Central Asia: Tactics, Targets, and Ways to Deter Them
Location:Online via Zoom – REGISTER HERE >>
Date/time:5 August 2021
7:30pm Bishkek, 6:30pm Dushanbe, 2:30pm London, 9:30am New York
Keynote address:Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus opposition leader.
Speakers:Nate Schenkkan, Director of Research Strategy, Freedom House;
Isabel Linzer, Research Analyst for Technology and Democracy, Freedom House;
Dr. Edward Lemon, President, the OXUS Society for Central Asian Affairs;
Dr. Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science Barnard College; Columbia University, Central Asian Studies.
Moderator:Adam Hug, Director, the Foreign Policy Centre.

 

This publication was prepared under the "Amplify, Verify, Engage (AVE) Project" implemented with the financial support of the Foreign Ministry of Norway.

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