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· November, 2012

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2012

8 November 2012

Journalist's Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: Bad Joke or Crime?

She was abducted at gunpoint and taken blindfolded to a deserted area. She was then ordered to undress partially as several men threatened to rape and kill her. Afterwards, she...

7 November 2012

Central Asia's Spectacular Lakes

Save Stray Dogs in Kazakhstan

Bride Kidnappers in Kyrgyzstan to Face Harsher Penalties

Although bride kidnapping is a crime in Kyrgyzstan, many men continue abducting the girls they want to marry. Under pressure from women's groups, the Kyrgyz Parliament has recently introduced harsher...

2 November 2012

Tajikistan: ‘Halloween is not for Patriots’

There are not many people in Tajikistan who know anything about Halloween, let alone mark it. Yet even rare celebrations of the holiday in the country make some people uneasy....

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