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Nubarashen prison in Yerevan, December 2012. (Photo: Karine Ionesyan)
16 Dec 14
New agency will focus on rehabilitating offenders rather than simply locking them away in overcrowded jails.
9 Dec 14
Local experts say social injustice has spurred young people to join the Taleban.
Members of one of 40 militias operating in Afghanistan's Ghor province. (Photo: IWPR)
Special Investigation
8 Dec 14
Government forces outnumbered four-to-one by dozens of unaccountable militias.
20 Nov 14
Two Azerbaijanis face murder, espionage charges in court in Karabakh.
17 Nov 14
After six hangings, public opinion appears solidly behind capital punishment.
Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov (left) next to Chinese leader Xi Jinping on a May 2014 visit to Beijing. (Photo: Jason Lee-Pool/copyright Getty Images)
14 Nov 14
Constitutional amendments unlikely to translate into real change.
5 Nov 14
Police tight-lipped on cases, allowing panic to spread.
Protesters stream through Tbilisi in September 2012 after TV showed video of prison abuses. (Photo: Tinatin Lataria)
20 Oct 14
Mistreatment continues although some experts say it is no longer systemic.
A wedding in Tajikistan. (Photo: IWPR)
Courtside
10 Oct 14
People complain that state restrictions on extravagant celebrations don’t apply to the great and good.
Civil society experts warn that allowing a presidential staffer to sit on the selection board for top police chiefs looks like a reverse for efforts to depoliticise the force. (Photo: Daudi Were/Flickr)
2 Oct 14
Allowing a presidential staffer to sit on the selection board for top police chiefs looks like a reverse for efforts to depoliticise the force.

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