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Kamchybek Tashiev (on the left) and Omurbek Babanov (Photo: Eleonora Mambetshakirov)
14 Nov 14
Former rivals join in anticipation of stiff competition in 2015 polls.
13 Nov 14
Émigré opposition group unable to persuade people to take to the streets.
Placards held by protesters opposed to changes in maternity benefits outside the government building in Yerevan on October 30. The one on the left says “You’ve abolished wealth tax but you’re trying to cut maternity benefits?”, the other “Don’t deprive working women of the money they have earned”. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan)
13 Nov 14
As government says it can’t afford current benefit spending, women’ rights activists say it can’t afford not to encourage childbirth.
Opposition rally in central Yerevan, October 24. (Photo: Photolure agency)
12 Nov 14
Even in anti-government mode, Prosperous Armenia party may poach elite insiders who see it as the better bet for the future.
 Lawyer Fahriddin Zokirov. (Photo: Nilufar Karimova)
11 Apr 14
After opposition members, those who dare to defend them find themselves facing trial.
A currency exchange sign in Bishkek shows the Kyrgyz currency slipping. The latest economic headache for the government is the knock-on effects of devaluation in neighbouring Kazakstan. (Photo: Pavel Dyatlenko)
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5 Mar 14
New constellation of opposition leaders hopes to pressure the government, but it is far from certain they will succeed.
Yadigar Sadiqov. (Photo courtesy of Y. Sadiqov)
17 Jan 14
Yadigar Sadiqov convicted of assault in a case his supporters say was manufactured.
Zayd Saidov. (Photo: Elita magazine)
8 Jan 14
Convicted of corruption and sexual offences, Zayd Saidov was arrested shortly after setting up an opposition party.
Yadigar Sadiqov.
2 Jul 13
Allegations against Yadigar Sadiqov fit pattern of smearing government opponents, say his supporters.
Zayd Saidov. (Photo: Elita magazine)
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20 May 13
Former minister Zayd Saidov faces a range of charges a month after he launched a political party.

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