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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.
Extremist material confiscated by the ministry of internal affairs. (Photo: Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs)
3 Oct 18
Hundreds face trial over allegedly radical books, videos or pamphlets.
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22 Jan 18
Officials start to address prisoners’ complaints after story appears.
5 Jan 18
Locals claim that few Afghan have even heard of the flagship organisation.
30 Nov 17
Although conditions have improved since the end of the Taleban era, prejudice remains rife.

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