Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2017
"Break the hand that pushed a person to kill herself!"
Authorities are quick to hail the free press as an achievement, but slow to offer it protection.
"Garegin Nzhdeh is one of the greatest heroes of the Armenian nation and monuments to him should be erected not only in Yerevan, but also in different parts of Armenia."
Tajikistan's people are renowned for hospitality, but their government isn't. Some locals joke the only ban left is a ban on banning things.
"We gave meat to everybody that passed, explaining that the food was from God."
"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."
"Take that patriarchs! A woman scientist is saving lives while you make judgements on how to correctly collect dirty socks!"
"I wish I had seen this in real time. The speed those legs were pumping at, to reach the ball. AND ground it! Amazing! Bravo!"
"What I've seen during my lifetime is that most of the democracy and freedom fighters sold out in the end."
"(The) Afghan football final was a huge success regardless of who won. A sold out crowd cheered two hours straight."
"Years ago, women’s lives were limited to the four walls of the house in Hazara Town, but it is no longer the case now."
"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."
"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.
Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.
"...someone is collecting images of our voters and using them in some way…images are one thing, but did you know that biological material is being collected across the whole country"