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How dissent singles citizens out for harassment and discrimination.
Despite elections, real political change remains as far away as ever.
Everybody will end up losing if hate speech is left unchecked.
Many citizens appear paralyzed in the face of so many confusing choices.
Initial moves towards reform have not convinced observers that the new leader will end a quarter of a century of dictatorial rule.
25 Feb 00
Armenia may say it is committed to democracy, but as it nears membership in the Council of Europe, proof on the ground remains hard to find.
7 Jan 00
A Chechen human rights advocate offers a bleak perspective on his peoples' fate within the Russian Federation.
17 Dec 99
The Chechen government's efforts to communicate with Moscow - or indeed the West - are rebuffed. Negotiators are sidelined. And pleas for safe passage for the terrified civilians of Grozny are ignored.
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