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Gulnoza Saidazimova

Turkmenistan: RFE/RL Contributor Being Held At Infamous Psychiatric Hospital

RFE/RL has learned that Sazak Durdymuradov, a contributor to its Turkmen Service,...

Uzbekistan: Longest-Held Political Prisoner Free After Two Decades In Jail

One of the most controversial figures in recent Uzbek history and the...

Turkmenistan: Gas Rationing Stirs Rare Public Outrage

The honeymoon appears to be over for Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. After...

Central Asia: Russian Group Storms Onto Kazakh, Uzbek TV Scenes

A Russian media conglomerate's recent expansion into Central Asia has sparked considerable...

Turkmenistan: Voters Hoping Elections Will Bring Long-Awaited Change

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has promised changes for Turkmenistan, but those changes have...

Kazakhstan: More Media Silenced As High-Stakes Feud Continues

The Kazakh media has been caught in the crossfire as mudslinging continues...

Kazakhstan: Global Financial Turmoil Hits Credit Rating

Kazakhstan, thriving on oil and gas exports, has long boasted one of...

Kazakhstan: Global Financial Turmoil Hits Credit Rating

Kazakhstan, thriving on oil and gas exports, has long boasted one of...

What Can Turkmenistan Offer Investors Apart From Gas?

In the former Soviet Union, Turkmenistan was famed for its delicious melons...

Central Asia: Banned Islamic Group Hizb ut-Tahrir Continues To Gain Members

Authorities in Central Asia say membership in the banned Islamic group Hizb...

Central Asia: Kazakhs, Uzbeks Strengthen Media Grip Ahead Of Slated Elections

Two Central Asian republics are scheduled for elections in the coming months,...

CIS: What Happens To Post-Soviet Presidents After They Leave Office?

Ukraine is the most recent example of a president stepping down in...

Central Asia: Presidents Say 'Yes' To Privileges But 'No' To Stepping Down

In Central Asia, not even one of the five original postcommunist presidents...

Kazakhstan Likely Leader in Regional Cooperation

Kazakhstan last year showed some of the strongest economic growth in the...

Central Asia: Authorities Cite Uzbek, Turkmen Economic Growth, But Living Standards Still Low

Turkmenistan was the first country in Central Asia to announce its 2004...

Kyrgyzstan: Demonstrators Hold Third Day Of Protests

"Akaev out of office" chanted protesters today in Bishkek, demanding a free...

Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Leader Claims Political Motivation Behind Rejection Of Her Election Registration

January 6, influential Kyrgyz opposition leader Roza Otunbaeva received a registration certificate...

Kyrgyzstan: Fragmented Opposition Up Against Entrenched Interests

Could Kyrgyzstan witness its own "Orange," "Rose" or -- as President Askar...

Kyrgyz Elections: Can Kulov Unite The Opposition From Behind Bars?

Kyrgyzstan is holding parliamentary and presidential elections this year, and the stakes...

HIV Infections Build in Uzbekistan as Prostitution Rises

The 30-year-old prostitute refuses to give her name. She says she discovered...

Turkmenistan: Election Noteworthy for Lower Official Voter Turnout

It seemed nothing unpredictable could happen during parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan....

Central Asia: State Department Sees Little Improvement In Rights Situation

Lorne Craner, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy and human...