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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.
Opposition protests are routinely broken up by police in Azerbaijan. (Photo: Ahmed Mukhtar)
12 Nov 12
New legislation gives authorities financial leverage to stamp out protests.
Kamchybek Tashiev during the 2011 presidential election. (Photo: Igor Kovalenko)
Comment
19 Oct 12
Once-powerful politician miscalculates by attempting to take over parliament.
15 Sep 12
Footage of police and demonstrators clashing at US embassy.
Protest against power outages in Basra. (Photo: Abu Iraq)
7 Aug 12
Electricity shortages happen everywhere in Iraq, but cause angry scenes in the boiling temperatures of the south.
Andrei Grishin.
18 Jul 12
Rights activist doubts proceedings will shed much light on what really happened.
View of Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo:  Violetta Polese)
12 Jul 12
Protest participants “aware, angry and hungry”, but formal attempts at consolidate leadership fail to add momentum.
Esenbek Ukteshbaev, leader of the independent Janartu (Revival) party in Almaty 2011.
Interview
6 Jul 12
Exiled trade union leader says his activism led inevitably to confrontation with government.
View of Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo:  Violetta Polese)
22 Jun 12
President under increasing pressure as student protests gather pace, but opposition forces still lack coherence.
Comment
20 Jun 12
Political classes mobilise young people for their own ends.

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