Friday, August 01, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

Kazakh Inmates 'Maim Themselves'

Relatives of four inmates have gathered near a penal colony in Kazakhstan’s southern city of Shymkent to demand that they be allowed to see incarcerated relatives who may have maimed themselves.
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SCO Foreign Ministry Officials Convene In Dushanbe

Foreign ministry officials from six member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are meeting in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
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Italy Deportation Of Kazakhs 'Illegitimate'

Italy's supreme Court of Cassation has ruled that the deportation last year of the wife and daughter of a Kazakh dissident was "manifestly illegitimate".
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Moscow Court Sentences Four Members Of Hizb Ut-Tahrir

A Russian court has handed down sentences to four members of a banned Islamic group.
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Americans Allowed To Adopt Kyrgyz Children

Five U.S. citizens have been allowed to adopt Kyrgyz orphans.
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Tajik Opposition Leader Jailed For Inciting Hatred

The leader of the Party of Tajikistan's Islamic Renaissance (HNIT)'s local branch in Gorno-Badakhshan province, Saodatsho Adolatov, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
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Lavrov: Tajiks Welcome In Eurasian Union

Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Tajikistan is welcome to join the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan that comes into being in January.
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Kazakh Editor Fined Again For Hitler Issue

The chief editor of a celebrity magazine in Kazakhstan has been fined again for devoting the magazine's April issue to Adolf Hitler.
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Tajik Troubles For Russian Social Network

Mail.ru is worried about an ongoing block 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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