Gulgeldy Annaniyazov’s long spell in prison was supposed to end this year, but without concerted international action his ordeal will drag on.
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In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The largely Muslim region has been increasingly anti-democracy since it broke off as a group from Russia in 1991. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Russia and Vladimir Putin.
To test the limits of his right to peacefully demonstrate in Kazakhstan, stood in a public square holding a blank sign, predicting he would be detained.
Every time authorities in Kazakhstan crack down on peaceful protests, I find myself coming back to the words of Maina Kiai.
Freedom House calls for immediate release of jailed activists and urges government of Kazakhstan to allow citizens freely express their political.
The Tajik government should immediately and unconditionally release a seriously ill political activist who has been tortured, nine human rights groups said.
Kazakhstans soviet era dictator Nursultan Nazaraev, who has ruled for the last 30 years, announced his resignation today which for many was a shock.
Tajik and Russian officials arbitrarily detained and forcibly returned to Tajikistan a peaceful opposition activist while he was visiting Moscow.
Central Asian leaders want greater regional cooperation and international investment to bolster economic growth should place human rights at top of agenda.
Kazakhstani cracks down on human rights activists and journalists to prevent dissent on independence day by illegally searching and threatening activists.
Unidentified assailants viciously attacked a local trade union leader in Kazakhstan on the evening of November 10, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.