Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from May, 2017
The banning of independent candidates at presidential elections is yet another blow to hopes of a democratic future.
A Kyrgyz or Kazakh man's 'younger wife' is like 'a cow without horns'. She suffers social stigma and enjoys few rights.
Never try to strong-arm the strongman.
"Everything turned rotten a long time ago. There is nothing left to save!"
"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."
This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.
"Sometimes journalists forget their power, and mislead people with their unprofessional manners."
A media blackout regarding the status of the bird supposedly belonging to a top member of the ruling family failed to stop the jokes.
"Maksadbek Alimov misses clear chance to pull one back for Alai at 39.43. Man behind me calls him a долбоёб."