Tag: RFE/RL

August 13, 2019

Boys With Brides: Afghanistan’...

Afghan boys in rural areas are often impelled to marry because of long-held local or tribal traditions — customs on the inheritance rights of widows, the settlement of blood feuds, or prearranged agreements between families to exchange their children for marriage

August 12, 2019

Tajik Man Emerges In Afghanistan As...

Authorities in Dushanbe believe Shafiev and his associates are training their Tajik recruits in Afghanistan and sending them back to Tajikistan to create a terrorist sleeper cell

August 10, 2019

Who’s Who Among The Afghan Pr...

Each candidate has entered the race on tickets that include first- and second- vice presidential running mates. These are often the result of political horse-trading that can forge unlikely unions

August 9, 2019

Final Moments of the Arrest of Form...

Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev was detained on August 8 after an earlier police operation to seize him ended in failure and resulted in the death of a member of the security forces. Atambaev has been accused of corruption and abuse of power while in office

August 8, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek ...

Special police forces have stormed the residential compound of former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev and reportedly arrested him following a night of violent clashes. Video footage purports to show Atambaev being taken away by security services in a vehicle

August 2, 2019

‘I Still Have Nightmares̵...

From brutal beatings to suffocation with plastic bags, police in Kyrgyzstan have been accused of using torture tactics on hundreds of people

Slum Kids Of Bishkek

“We have debts to several grocery stores,” says 10-year-old Turdubek. He and his neighbor Aizirek spoke to us about their hard, impoverished lives in the slums of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek

August 1, 2019

Tajik Vloggers In Hot Water Over Se...

A secretly filmed video report about sex workers in the Tajik capital has landed its authors in hot water as authorities accuse them of breaching privacy laws.

July 31, 2019

Stop Your Sobbing: Iranian Minister...

Black banners on the streets, crying men in dark clothing beating their bodies, somber parades, orators exhorting crowds to wail at the horrors the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson suffered before being killed some 1,400 years ago

July 29, 2019

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