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26 May 19
The costs of Azerbaijan putting its name on the map are high, but the benefits are not clear.
The Centre for Protection of Political Prisoners and the Coordination Centre for the Family of Convicts discuss the current crackdown. (Photo: Ogtay Gulaliyev)
12 Feb 19
Moves seen as tactic to calm international criticism.
Kyrgyz activists protest against camps in China in front of the UN House in Bishkek. (Photo: RFE RL Kyrgyz service)
22 Jan 19
Mass release of detainees stirs hopes that international criticism may be working.
Sanubar Heydarova, an activist pictured on the fifth day of her hunger strike. (Photo: Khadija Ismayil)
18 Jan 19
Hunger strikes and public rallies called as demands grow to release detainees.
Parviz Tursunov, a former football player. (Photo courtesy of RFERL Tajik service)
29 Oct 18
Rights groups accuse government of a campaign of discrimination.
Former political prisoner, activist and video blogger Adnan Hajizada giving an interview outside the courthouse in Baku following his release. (Photo: Azadliq Radio, Azerbaijan Service for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
5 Sep 18
Inmates must shell out for even basic services.
Prison guard stands as female inmates weave carpets in Herat's main prison. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
27 Feb 18
Lack of facilities in Kunar province means inmates are forced to serve their sentences elsewhere.
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22 Jan 18
Officials start to address prisoners’ complaints after story appears.
Conditions in Afghan prisons are often grim. (Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)
13 Dec 17
Prisoners endangered as building work stalls on new premises.
A protester in front of government buildings in Tbilisi, imitating the abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli, reportedly pushed into a car by unknown persons and a bag placed over his head. (Photo: Lib Center)
1 Jun 17
Investigative reporter forcibly returned to unknown fate at hands of security services.

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