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Central Asia articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Kazakhstan on Thursday sentenced a man to three years in prison for inciting social hatred and calling for the forcible overthrow of the government.
Kazakh court ordering the closure of the independent website Ratel.kz and takes action against its editor
Authorities in a Muslim region have ensnared hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese in mass internment camps
Many of Kazakhstan capital Astana’s residents compare Astana unfavourably with the former capital Almaty
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the son of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, claims 91.4 percent vote win
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov won presidential vote last year with a scandalous vote of more than 97 percent
Uzbekistan has released an activist who was jailed for nearly 12 years after a bloody crackdown on protesters
Kazakhstan began targeting three prominent Almaty-based human rights NGOs for snap tax inspections
Turkmen Dictator Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov claims new seven-year term by securing 97 percent of the vote