Investigations

Kazakhstan: How Much is Spent on Leaders

The President’s Affairs Administration of Kazakhstan and its branches employ over 3 thousand people, while the annual budget of it amounts to more than 87 billion tenge or 224 million dollars (at the rate 390 tenge for 1 dollar).


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Cattle market or car park. Municipal land inspected for proper use in Karakol

The cattle market of Karakol (residents call it “mal bazar”) emerged in 1869, when the town of Przhevalsk, now Karakol, was founded.  At first, it was located in the territory of the current consumer goods marketplace Ak Tilek, but soon it developed and was relocated. Now it is located at the intersection of Udilov/Valikhanov streets. Karakol residents call this area Neftianiki. The market is deemed one of the largest ones in Issyk Kul region as cattle from all the regions, even from neighbouring states, are transported there. It works on Sundays – from one a.m. till lunch time. (more…)

Tajikistan: Mysterious Murder of Rudaki Samadi 18 Years Ago. Analysis of Details.

Mazhab Djuma 25.11.19

The murderers of the leader of the Zoroastrian community of Tajikistan, as well as the causes of this crime, are still unknown. (more…)

Bishkek: No One is Responsible for Safety of Inflatables

Inflatables are rather popular among children in warm season. However, the majority of them are operated with violations, while municipal authorities don’t monitor safety standards. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Framing for Possession of Extremist Materials 

Human rights activists of Kyrgyzstan raise the issue of quality investigation regarding citizens charged with extremism. (more…)

Uzbekistan: participants in the presidential housing program complain of rising prices and poor quality

Mirzo Subkhanov 19.09.19

Participants in the presidential affordable housing program in Uzbekistan claim their rights have been violated. They are unhappy with the price increase, non-compliance with the terms of the contract and accuse the construction companies of poor-quality work.
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The Houses That Beg Built

cabar.asia 06.03.19

Chief communications officer of Tajikistan sells apartments in his work office.

The head of the Communication Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan launched several points of Dushanbe apartments’ sales operating on the premises of the state body he controls. The apartments sold are built by a private firm of his son. These are the highlights of the journalistic investigation “The Houses That Beg Built” published in a local media Faraj.tj. (more…)

Corruption in the Dushanbe Health Center No.1

cabar.asia 21.02.19

“Thank you, doctor. How much is it now?” – “Give thirty somoni, it will be enough.”

Such kind of dialogues are typical between patients and employees of Dushanbe Health Centers (as polyclinics in Tajikistan are now officially called). According to experts, this shows that corruption has taken deep roots in the field of healthcare in Tajikistan. The anti-corruption body, the General Prosecutor’s Office, and even the country’s Prime Minister are talking about this problem. (more…)

Investigation: Fake UN Representatives Stay Active in Kazakstan

Artem Marusitsch 06.12.18

Obschestvennaya Nagrada profit organisation, which has been selling orders instituted by it to rich Kazakstanis for several years, has involved a specialist to give them out. According to the investigation held by Nasha Gazeta, it is a general of CIPDH, an entity that has been long known for fake diplomats.
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Why Do Isfara Residents Become Jihadists? (Multimedia)

Jamshed Marupov 01.11.18

Our journalistic investigation revealed that “economic problems, lack of money and labor migration” are the main factors of the radicalization of some Isfara residents … But some of the accused also said that their religious freedoms were limited in their homeland. (more…)