human rights

The Practice of Raid in Tajikistan: What Should The Army in the XXI Century Look Like?

Mufiza Kenjayeva 14.02.20

You are a citizen of Tajikistan and you have a son, brother, grandson, or another close person of military age. One day this young man, on the street or at home, can be abducted by unknown people during the so-called “raids”, a traditional military draft. Mufiza Kenzhaeva, a participant of CABAR.asia School of Analytics, discusses various issues in her article: Why young people do not want to serve in the Tajik army? Why are the raids dangerous? What can be done to improve the situation? (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…)

Will Kazakhstan Take a New Approach to Fighting Extremists?

Andrey Grishin 13.01.20

With new president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan has seen minimum progress regarding people persecuted for their political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to make their contribution to this progress. Nevertheless, “religious” trials never end, and it’s impossible to acquit persons charged with “extremism” and “terrorism”. (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…)