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Sooronbai Jeenbekov’s victory in this year’s election could represent a breakthrough for those working for a stronger, more independent judiciary in Kyrgyzstan.
Authorities in Baku appear to be newly reinvigorated in their war on Azerbaijani dissidents living in exile. A recent alleged kidnapping and a new report each offer a disturbing reminder of this rising threat to human rights.
Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.
In a country where this vulnerable population is often denied adequate education and medical care, this organization is working to improve attitudes as well as access.
Obstacles as simple as a lack of braille ballots can prevent people from exercising their right to vote.
The café, staffed entirely by people with disabilities, is part of an effort to move people out of institutions and into the community and the workforce.
A case of brutality brought to the UN Human Rights Committee supports wider efforts to end torture and abuse by police in Kyrgyzstan.
For years, Kyrgyzstan’s government denied allegations of torture. Today, not only is it acknowledging the problem—it’s helping to train medical professionals to stop it.
Tahir Elçi, a torture survivor who became one of Turkey’s best known human rights lawyers, was shot dead at a peace rally in southeast Turkey on Saturday.
In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.