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Protesters were angry about the frequent deaths of young conscripts. (Photo: Aliya Haqverdi)
15 Mar 13
Officials dismiss public expressions of anger as plot by agents provocateurs.
Protests in Kyrgyzstan have become a feature of the spring season. March 2014. (Photo: Kloop.kg)
15 Mar 13
Political analyst on the protests where economic concerns meet north-south rivalries
Raffi Hovhannisyan glad-handing supporters in Meghri. (Photo: Photolure agency)
2 Mar 13
Raffi Hovhannisyan did better than expected, but insists he was robbed of victory.
President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. (Photo: Azertag news agency)
28 Feb 13
Ilham Aliyev pledges to go after corrupt local government officials, though some see them as just the products of the system he heads.
Protest held on February 22 against OSCE monitors’ generally positive on the Armenian election. (Photo: Photolure agency)
25 Feb 13
Raffi Hovhannisyan rallies thousands to back his claim that he should be president.
President Mikheil Saakashvili (centre) after meeting parliamentary speaker David Usupashvili on February 8, 2013. David Bakradze (right) heads the parliamentary group of Saakashvili’s UNM party. (Photo: Georgian president’s website)
12 Feb 13
Relations between president and prime minister reach new low as confrontation spills onto streets.
Ilgar Mammadov being driven away in a police car on the day of his arrest. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)
5 Feb 13
Allies say they are being framed for spontaneous protest by exasperated residents of provincial town.
Working conditions in Janaozen's oil industry have improved since protests in 2011 ended in bloodshed. (Photo: Asylkhan Abdraim)
30 Jan 13
Struggling to support families, they believe their husbands were made scapegoats for 2011 bloodshed.
Editorial Comment
14 Dec 12
Authorities repressive and responsive by turn, but the old social contract has been torn up.
The building of Ozenmunaigaz, the oil company at the centre of the industrial dispute that ended in violence last December. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
14 Dec 12
Repression has worsened as authorities fail to learn the real lessons of December 2011 bloodshed.

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