Tuesday, July 29, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

Russian Internet Firm Concerned Over Tajik Blockade

The Russian Internet company mail.ru has expressed concern over the ongoing blockade of its social-media site in Tajikistan.
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SCO Chief In Tajikistan Ahead Of Summit

The secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has arrived in Tajikistan ahead of a meeting of the organization.
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Saddam 'Relative' Seeks Tajik Asylum

A man claiming to be a relative of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is seeking political asylum in Tajikistan.
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CSTO Troops Start Military Maneuvers In Kyrgyzstan

Troops from six member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have started joint military exercises in Kyrgyzstan.
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Moscow Police Detain "Psychics" From Armenia, Central Asia

Moscow police have detained more than two dozen "false psychics" from Central Asia and Armenia.
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CSTO Troops Gather In Kyrgyzstan For Exercises

Troops from five member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have arrived in Kyrgyzstan to take part in joint military exercises.
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Kazakh Confiscation Protesters Detained

Police in Kazakhstan have detained five women protesting the confiscation of their property by the government.
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More Kazakh Land-Seizure Protests

Several women and their children are demonstrating for a third day against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government.
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Concerns Over Health Of Kazakh Lawyer In Psychiatric Clinic

The health of Kazakh lawyer Zinaida Mukhortova, who was forcibly put into a psychiatric clinic, is reportedly deteriorating.
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