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The Tajik parliament building in Dushanbe. (Phone: Rjruiziii/Wikimedia Commons)
26 Nov 15
Activists move abroad in anticipation of restrictions.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raúl Castro shake hands at the United Nations in New York. September 29, 2015. (Photo Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
15 Nov 15
After reforms at home and a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington, many are unhappy that so little has changed for them.
Emin Milli. (Photo courtesy of E. Milli)
3 Nov 15
“First they destroyed opposition-leaning and independent media inside the country, and then they shifted to the international media."
Staff at the Ighdz social enterprise. (Photo: Arpi Harutyunyan)
2 Nov 15
Despite government efforts, day-to-day discrimination persists.
Ilgar Mammadov being driven away in a police car on the day of his arrest. February 2013. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)
27 Oct 15
Opposition figure Ilgar Mammadov beaten up by prison staff, lawyer says.
The European Parliament in Strasbourg. (Photo: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)
25 Sep 15
European legislators demanded release of political prisoners, and a probe into allegations of high-level corruption.
Shirin Abbasov. (Photo courtesy of Sh. Abbasov)
23 Sep 15
Investigators say they're questioning witnesses for a separate criminal investigation, but presidential advisor confirms detentions are warning to journalists.
A member of the Damas de Blanco group is released after police detention in 2013. (Photo: Gerardo Younel Ávila Perdomo)
20 Sep 15
Rights groups say mass prisoner release includes no one jailed on political grounds.
17 Sep 15
Tradition deplored by civil and religious leaders is hard to eradicate.
Arman Sahakyan (right) in court with his lawyer Maro Khachaturyan. (Photo: Nor Serund)
3 Sep 15
Concerns about legal loophole that excludes LGBT community from legal protections afforded to minorities.