Investigations

When Kazakhstan Will Stop Making “Extremists” of Ordinary People?

Andrey Grishin 12.03.20

With the new president Kassym Zhomart-Tokayev, Kazakhstan shows little progress regarding people persecuted for political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to contribute to this process. Nevertheless, “religious” trials come one after another and it is impossible to secure an acquittal of “extremist” and “terrorist” charges. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Religious Education Still Unarranged

The Muslim community reaps the fruits of religious education at the local level. (more…)

Zhantai Cattle Market Violating Health Rules Will be Liquidated – Administration

The journalistic investigation previously held by PolitKlinika and CABAR.asia had found blatant violation of health standards in the territory of Zhantai cattle market and slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Bishkek. (more…)

Uzbekistan: No Concern for LGBT

CABAR.asia 07.02.20

In Uzbekistan, representatives of LGBTIQ community are systematically facing discrimination. There are no signs that the situation might change anyhow. (more…)

Aivaj Caves – Forgotten, but Able to Enrich the History of Tajikistan

The lack of relevant state attention to ancient historical monuments may lead to the loss of Tajikistan’s pre-Islamic history, experts say. (more…)

Investigation: The background of the infamous ‘Bek Air’ airline

Ainur Koskina 22.01.20

The history of the Kazakhstan-based airline, whose aircraft’s crash caused 12 deaths, is full of contradictions. (more…)

Astana LRT: A Project or a Scam?

Ainur Koskina 24.12.19

Astana LRT project has become widely known even beyond Kazakhstan not only for the controversial idea of the project but also for numerous scandals that accompany its implementation. (more…)

Paedophilia in Tajikistan: a Crime Hard to Solve

CABAR.asia 20.12.19

“When I learned from my daughter that our 65-year-old neighbour took her to the basement and committed improprieties, I could no longer stand it. I took my daughter by the hand and together we went to the department of internal affairs to file an accusation complaint”. This is the story of a father, who told how his minor daughter became a victim of a sexual abuse by a neighbour. The daughter of this man is one of dozens of children who, according to their parents, were victims of sexual abuse, which will haunt the victims with the negative consequences for the rest of their lives. (more…)

Reform of Condominiums in Kazakhstan: Is it Going to be Better?

Irina Osipova 19.12.19

According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan has over 78 thousand apartment buildings. Out of them, 26% are in critical condition. (more…)

Childcare Centers Fee in Khujand: 150 Instead of 110 Somoni (Multimedia)

Jamshed Marupov 28.11.19

Annually, a certain amount is allocated from Khujand city budget for the maintenance of preschool educational institutions. The mayor of Khujand, Maruf Muhammadzoda, repeatedly noted at the press conferences that funds for the repair and maintenance of schools and childcare centers was not being collected from the population. Our investigation shows that administrations of childcare centers still demand payments from parents. (more…)