Saturday, April 19, 2014



Caucasus Report

Regional Smoke Detector

Ingush human rights activist Magomed Mutsolgov (file photo)

Ingush Human Rights Activist Unfazed By Reports Death Squad Closing In On Him

Magomed Mutsolgov, head of the Mashr human rights nongovernmental organization (NGO), which celebrated its ninth anniversary on April 14, has affirmed that he has no intention of either abandoning his human rights activities or modifying his way of life in response to a recent blog post claiming that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has dispatched a hit squad to Ingushetia with orders to kill him. More

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Ukraine Unspun

A woman walks past a swastika and the inscription "Death to Jews" painted on a wall in an underpass in Kyiv.

Video Ukraine's Jews: Reluctant Participants

A debate about an anti-Semitic flyer allegedly distributed in Donetsk is just the latest example of Jews being used as unwilling proxies in the battle for the moral high ground in Ukraine. More

Watchdog

Abuses Uncovered

Dunja Mijatovic, OSCE representative on freedom of the media (file photo)

OSCE: Journalists Threatened In Ukraine

The media-freedom representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says the situation for reporters in Ukraine has reached a dangerous stage. More

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Qishloq Ovozi

Blogging Central Asia

The IRPT is not just the sole officially registered Islamic party in Tajikistan; it is the only officially registered Islamic party in all of Central Asia, a region ruled by officials who grew up in the officially atheist Soviet Union.

Who Is Out To Get Tajikistan's Islamic Party?

It's only halfway through April and it's already been a tough year for the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, not just the sole officially registered Islamic party in Tajikistan, but the only officially registered Islamic party in all of Central Asia. More

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