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· November, 2015

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2015

29 November 2015

Kyrgyzstan Torn Between Russia and Turkey Over Plane Spat

As the Moscow-Ankara standoff continues, the small countries in the pair's respective spheres of influence have tough choices to make.

14 November 2015

Tajik Woman Reportedly Killed at Russian Military Base in Tajikistan

"It is not enough that they kill, rape, imprison and make fun of Tajiks in Russia -- now the killing continues at home, on our own soil!"

12 November 2015

Afghans Unleash a Civic Backlash Against Gruesome Violence and Hapless Governance

Afghans are demanding an end to violence and a government that can take responsibility for the country's deteriorating security.

Officers Murdered in Tajikistan as Forced Recruitment Hits Headlines Again

"This is the echo of the system that has been working for more than 20 years during recruitment periods in Tajikistan."

11 November 2015

Iran’s Minorities Use the Internet to Overcome Tensions

Rising Voices

Iran’s ethnic minority communities are increasingly taking to the net to mobilise against racism and oppression

10 November 2015

Who Will Defend Tajikistan's Detained Lawyers?

Lawyers prepared to represent beleaguered opposition figures in the Central Asian country are finding themselves following them into jail.

9 November 2015

‘How Can We Believe Tomorrow It Is Not Our Turn?': Outrage Over 19-Year-Old Afghan Woman's Stoning

"When you see Rokhshana's stoning video you hate yourself as a man. You hate yourself as a human being."

4 November 2015

Je Ne Regrette Rien: Kyrgyzstan's Hated Ex-President Begs No Forgiveness in New Book

Exiled autocrat Kurmanbek Bakiyev's book is missing a key word that could have turned it into a bestseller: Sorry.

3 November 2015

Iran to Provide Universal Public Healthcare to Refugees

Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.

2 November 2015

Another Pretend Election Yields Predictable Results in Azerbaijan

Sunday's election in Azerbaijan was not really an election and the new parliament is not really a parliament, but the ruling family cares little for such niceties.

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