Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from July, 2015
'We are kindly asking the Kulob police not to prosecute the local lions who defended our honor and culture and fought these Russian drunks.'
What is with the rows of passive spectators literally taking up space at the trials of the country's most high-profile political prisoners?
"My dad just asked me to make him tea when it's 84 degrees outside #GrowingUpAfghan."
"An important step to reach complete authoritarianism!"
After an inmate escapes in a car driven by a penitentiary chief from the Tajik president's hometown, netizens salute the policeman that refused to play ball.
'It is hard to understand what is behind this verdict. Sheikh was a Sufi, had no interest in politics, lived somewhere in the mountains, did not bother anyone...'