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6 May 15
Legal system has been slow to enforce payment orders on wayward ex-husbands.
Islamic University in Dushanbe, where women can wear Muslim headscarves. (Photo: Humairo Bakhtiyor)
1 May 15
The idea that banning Islamic forms of dress will eliminate extremism is facile, experts say.
30 Apr 15
Staff at leading newspaper fear the real motive behind a complex lawsuit is an ambition to exert political control.
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1 Apr 15
Russian authorities close ATR television station as arrests and searches continue.
30 Mar 15
It isn't so much the legislation as the way it is interpreted that favours offenders.
30 Mar 15
Suspects in cases of sexual violence against children can currently avoid trial if they reach an out-of-court settlement.
Umarali Quvvvatov (right) pictured in 2013 with his lawyer Nikolai NIkolaev. (Photo courtesy of N. Nikolaev)
16 Mar 15
Warnings that opposition leaders are also at “grave risk” of attack.
27 Feb 15
Feared while in power, Rahat Aliev failed to rebrand himself as an upstanding dissident.
Hasmik Khachatryan. (Photo: Narek Aleksanyan/Hetq.am)
5 Feb 15
After past failures, campaigners are optimistic that parliament will pass the new legislation this time round.
The Sakdrisi site in May 2014. (Photo: Heather Yundt)
2 Feb 15
Disputes over archaeological site continue as “limited” mining works start.

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