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Bakytjan Toregojina, leader of the Dissenters Movement in Kazakstan. (Photo: Dissenters Movement)
13 Jun 12
Group formed after December’s violence in Janaozen fails to capture public imagination.
Young man draped in Azerbaijani flag at the demonstration in Baku. (Photo: Shahla Sultanova)
30 Mar 12
Scuffles as police move in after rock singer insults president.
The building of Ozenmunaigaz, the oil company at the centre of the industrial dispute that ended in violence last December. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
28 Mar 12
Tense mood at start of court case in which demonstrators, not those who fired shots, are on trial.
Rally in Idlib in support of the Free Syria Army, February 2012. (Photo: Freedom House/Flickr)
13 Mar 12
Activist says world seems to have forgotten about Syria’s plight.
9 Mar 12
Homeowners say they were summarily evicted and offered poor compensation in land clearance for song contest venue.
MEP Piotr Borys visited Kazakstan to look at how the aftermath of the Janaozen violence is being handled. (Photo courtesy of Piotr Borys’s office.)
5 Mar 12
Europarliament member describes meetings with oil town residents, and how the Kazak authorities are responding in the aftermath of violence.
Riot police confronted by angry locals in the Azerbaijani town of Guba, March 1, 2012. (Photo: Heybet Amrah)
2 Mar 12
Riot police called in as thousands mark displeasure with local leader.
Protests in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, September 2011. (Photo: Khalid Waleed)
29 Feb 12
One year on, rallies run out of steam and few demands have been met.
The Janaozen violence was followed by arrests and harassments of government critics. (Photo courtesy of Respublika news site
29 Feb 12
December violence used as stick to beat government critics who complained about it.
Anbar residents take to the streets on February 4, 2012, chanting slogans in support of the Syrian uprising. (Photo: Iraq Revolution)
9 Feb 12
Sunni-dominated Anbar province in aid fundraising drive in support of Syrian rebels.