Tajikistan is led by brutal dictatorship that has just staged stolen Tajik election for leadership
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.
European and Central Asian democracy under siege by Soviet era dictatorships while Kyrgyzstan remains democracy’s hope
Democracy activists and dissenters face violence and jail time after Russia opposition fraud trial
Giant Kazakhstan dictatorship seems to be following Russia to increase repression of opposition
UNHCR Claim Media Reports of Forced Exit of Afghan Refugee Population in Pakistan as False
Central Asia Democracy Movement Struggles Against Totalitarian Uzbekistan Dictatorship Repression
Protest Movement Alive Despite Crackdown as Kazakhstan Protest Dictatorship – Arab Spring Redux?
Kazakhstan rallies against Nazarbayev dictatorship are reaching fevered pitch amid public anger
Certain fraud has ensured observers that Kazakh ruling party is abandoning its democracy
Mass Protests Against Misrule as Kazakh President Calls Elections for January 15 Reveals Pre-Vote Statement of Independent International Observer Mission