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Penal colony #27 in Moldovanovka village, not far from Bishkek. (Photo: Bolot Isaev/IWPR)
4 Nov 19
Experts call for comprehensive approach to deradicalising prisoners.
A Kazak child plays outside of the frame of a yurt. (Photo: China Photos/Getty Images)
26 Sep 19
More than 1,000 families returned to Kazakstan in the first six months of this year.
Almazbek Atambaev in Koi Tash. (Photo: AKIpress)
11 Aug 19
Experts say arrest only marks a temporary truce in an ongoing power struggle.
Marius Fossum, Norwegian Helsinki Committee. (Photo courtesy of M. Fossum)
Interview
15 Jun 19
Human rights observer warns that the authorities ignore the demonstrators at their peril.
Azerbaijani journalist and IWPR contributor Afgan Mukhtarli was kidnapped in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on May 29, 2017.
Comment
5 Jun 19
Azerbaijan and Georgia need to answer urgent questions about reporter’s kidnapping and imprisonment.
A view of the area for the UEFA Europa League Final 2019 fan festival, Baku. (Photo: Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)
Comment
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.

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