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Bereaved mother Nana Muradyan campaigns for justice for her son. (Photo courtesy of N. Muradyan)
13 Mar 20
Opinions divided over possible mechanism to restore “systematically violated rights”.
A protest in Chisinau in the name of abducted Turkish professors asking for their release. (Photo courtesy of Amnesty International Moldova)
11 Mar 20
ECHR ruling highlights wider failings in system.
Ethnic Kazaks from China with pictures of their disappeared relatives in Xinjang region. (Photo courtesy of Bureau.kz)
25 Feb 20
Political and economic dependence means that Nur-Sultan has been reluctant to condemn ongoing persecution.
Uzbekistan's flag at NYC gay parade. (Photo: RFE/RL/Fergana.ru)
17 Feb 20
State oppression is combined with indifference from local human rights groups.
24 Oct 19
The church, politicians and even medical professionals often oppose the procedure.
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.
Family Purity Day marchers on Rustaveli Avenue holding up a banner proclaiming "Happy Family Purity Day!" (Photo: Tako Svanidze)
4 Jun 19
Five-day event set to go ahead despite security fears.
Prison № 3/2 in Vakhdat city of Tajikistan. (Photo: RFE/RL's Tajik service)
23 May 19
Questions asked over second outbreak of serious violence in six months.
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.
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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