· July, 2014

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from July, 2014

Tributes to Alexander Sodiqov from Toronto, Canada

  7 July 2014

This post is part of our campaign #FreeAlexSodiqov: GV Author Detained in Tajikistan.  Three weeks to the day since Global Voices author Alexander Sodiqov was arrested in Khorog, Tajikistan, his wife, Musharraf, has seen him only once. Although it has been presumed that Alex — conducting academic research at the...

No More Free Petrol in Turkmenistan

  1 July 2014

There aren't many benefits to living in an energy-rich dictatorship like Turkmenistan, but free energy rationing happens to be one of them. Yet President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, or Arkadag (The Protector), has tweaked the Turkmen social contract by ordering the abolishment of free monthly petrol handouts to private car and motorcycle owners starting...

Solidarity from Ankara for Alexander Sodiqov's Release

  1 July 2014

This post is part of our campaign #FreeAlexSodiqov: GV Author Detained in Tajikistan.  Messages of support continue to pour in for Alexander Sodiqov, the Global Voices community member wrongfully detained by local authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan on June 16, while carrying out academic research. Global Voices is grateful to Dr....

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