Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
30 July 2015
What is with the rows of passive spectators literally taking up space at the trials of the country's most high-profile political prisoners?
27 July 2015
18 July 2015
14 July 2015
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.
11 July 2015
'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...'
25 June 2015
24 June 2015
"It is completely wrong to call the movement as the Armenian Maidan ... People are against ineffective, detrimental management of the electricity company."
19 June 2015
‘The Outsiders': Hungarian Photographer Tamas Paczai Captures Football Fever at Kyrgyzstan vs Australia World Cup Qualifier
Some fans perched on light towers, others scaled fences. An estimated 10,000 more fans crowded outside the gates. Then there was the mob on the rooftop of an adjacent building.
17 June 2015
'Here is an example of a truly human relationship to other people! I hope that she raised her children the way she was herself. As real people!'
‘The Worst Crowd Control I Have Ever Seen': Football Match Versus Australia Highlights Kyrgyzstan's Public Order Problems
"Here we observe the elemental lawlessness, disorganisation and all-out anarchy in this country."
15 June 2015
29 May 2015
28 May 2015
"This is the most well-made film of a Tajik IS fighter. Unsurprisingly, they have quickly used [him] for recruitment purposes."
18 May 2015
17 May 2015
16 May 2015
Sonita Alizadeh is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.
In response to a sexist outburst by a ranking government official, young women have started posting selfies with the hashtag #WrinkledWoman while scrunching up their faces to lampoon the remark.
13 May 2015
Arzu Geybullayeva calls on Western leaders to speak out on political prisoners in Azerbaijan as the country prepares to host the European Games.
7 May 2015
Last week, we reported that a journalist had succeeded in preventing a Chechen teenager from being married against her will. It now appears the marriage will go through, after all.