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Young people protesting in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, condemning the raids organised by the Georgian police at Bassiani night club. Some demonstrators compared it with the Russian style crackdowns and held placards saying "We do not need another Putin here". (Photo: IWPR)
21 May 18
What was behind the demonstrations that led to the brink of “civil war”?
Lawmaker Lena Nazaryan and Pashinyan's Civil Contract party members on stage in Yerevan's Republic Square. (Photo: Inna Mkhitaryan/4plus)
17 May 18
Female participation in the protests has not translated into political power.
People gathering for the protest near Respublika Square in Almaty on May 21. (Photo: Andrei Grishin)
26 May 16
Protestors and journalists arrested after public anger at farmland reforms.
Shuttered: currency exchange offices closed their doors following the devaluation. (Photo: Vafa Zeynalova)
18 Jan 16
Amid falling oil prices, Baku has abandoned the manat´s peg to the dollar and let the manat tumble.
Crowds in Nardaran on November 26 (Photo: Ismail Nur)
30 Nov 15
Two policemen and four alleged members of an Islamist group killed in shootout near Baku.
The number of demonstrators increased soon after police tried to end the rally by force. June 23, 2015. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
21 Jul 15
After initial confrontation, demonstrations die down in fairly amicable manner.
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.
Protesters covered the Uzbek embassy in London in red paint after the Andijan killings. May 17, 2005. (Photo: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
Comment
13 May 15
After shooting down protesters in 2005, Uzbekistan’s government concluded that repression works, that historical truth can be suppressed, and that no one will really care in the long run.
A picture taken during the annual celebrations marking the start of the Syrian revolution in the Bustan neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Photo: Salah al-Ashqar)
12 May 15
Conservative values make it harder for women to take part.

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