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A demonstrator holding a poster referring to the ruling Georgian Dream Party, accused by protestants of siding with Putin's government. (Photo: Temur Kighuradze/IWPR)
27 Nov 19
Failures to deliver on political promises have people back out in the streets.
Police detain an opposition activist during recent protests in Kazakstan. (Photo: Inga Imanbay)
24 May 18
The authorities appear to be weighing their response as to how best reign in dissent.
President Serzh Sargsyan casts his vote in the December 6 referendum. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Dec 15
Political opposition says referendum was fixed, and international monitors call for claims of widespread abuses to be investigated.
19 Sep 15
Possible motives for rebellion unclear as authorities spin "Islamic party connection".
Muhiddin Kabiri, chairman of the Islamic Rebirth Party of Tajikistan. (Photo courtesy of Hikmatullo Saifullozoda)
17 Sep 15
The country’s biggest opposition force is being eliminated.
Women walk among the rubble of al-Maadi neighbourhood, Aleppo. (Photo: Baraa al-Halabi)
28 Jul 15
A mother forges a strong relationship with her son in the face of divisive family politics.
An elderly woman who fled from Kobani to Aleppo. (Photo: Baraa al-Halabi)
27 Jul 15
“Heroism will not die with the death of my sons.”
Crowds on Baghramyan Avenue. June 25, 2015. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
3 Jul 15
President offers temporary subsidy on electricity price rise, but that isn’t enough for most demonstrators.
Demonstration in Yerevan against the electricity price hike. This is an early one on May 27, 2015. (Photo: Photolur agency)
26 Jun 15
Police intervention only increased the number of people on the street.
Two women stand and chat outside a school in the Ansari neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Photo: Hussam Kwaifatiya)
2 Jun 15
A daughter is stigmatised by her father’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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