Kyrgyzstan has been called an "island of democracy" in Central Asia, and parliamentary elections on October 4 were contested by a wide variety of political parties. Nevertheless, voting was marred by complaints of irregularities, and videos appearing to show vote-buying were sent to RFE/RL.
Videos Show Apparent Vote-Buying In Kyrgyz Elections.
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An annual ceremony to commemorate thousands of people executed during communist dictator Josef Stalin's Great Terror has been held in Moscow and some other Russian cities online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia remain near the top on the list of countries where the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says "impunity" in cases of murdered journalists is "entrenched."
Andrei Kubatin, a well-known Uzbek scholar who was released from prison a year ago after a court fully exonerated him of espionage charges, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 36. Media reports in Uzbekistan cited the Uzbek Academy of Sciences as s...
Andrei Kubatin, a well-known Uzbek scholar who was released from prison a year ago after a court fully exonerated him of espionage charges, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 36.
A court in Moscow has sentenced a member of the so-called New Greatness movement to six years in prison on extremism charges.
Belarusian Interior Minister Yury Karayeu has been replaced a day after he publicly said that security forces can use live munitions against demonstrators who have flooded the country's streets for weeks of protests against a disputed election tha...
Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal filed by the Central Election Commission (BShK) challenging a recently adopted law that canceled a decision to rerun parliamentary elections on December 20.
The death toll is mounting in the fighting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both sides blaming each other for the collapse of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire -- the third since the decades-old...
Azerbaijan has handed over to Armenia the bodies of 29 servicemen killed in the ongoing fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, as the death toll mounted in the latest flareup of violence in the decades-old conflict over the separatist region.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has demanded that Hungarian police stop harassing two journalists who were summoned for questioning after they published stories that used drone footage showing armored vehicles parked outside a business ...