Saturday, May 30, 2015

RFE/RL Sites Blocked In Tajikistan

RFE/RL's Tajik- and Russian-language websites, YouTube, and a number of Russian social networks were inaccessible in Tajikistan on May 28.

Missing Tajik Police Commander Appears On Internet, Says Has Joined IS

A top Tajik police commander who has been missing for weeks has reappeared on the Internet, claiming that he has joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group in protest at official restrictions on religious observance back home.

Veteran Activist Rejoins Putin's Council

Lyudmila Alekseyeva, one of Russia's most outspoken and widely respected rights advocates, has returned to President Vladimir Putin's council on human rights and civil society three years after quitting the advisory body.

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