Central Asia

24 November 2015
Uzbekistan ‘Gangster State,’ Swedish Prosecutor Says
Tashkent was behind the attempted murder of an Uzbek dissident cleric living in Sweden, a court hears.
20 November 2015
Kazakh President-for-Life Urges Civil Servants to Retire at 63
Longtime leader tells his cabinet that for some officials, “it’s time to go.”
mongolia miner

17 November 2015
Mongolian Unionist’s Desperate Protest Over Failed Mines Policy
Drastic fall-off in foreign investment reflects distrust of indecisive government.
13 November 2015
Uzbekistan Releases World’s ‘Longest-Serving’ Political Prisoner
Opposition politician, activist Murod Juraev was repeatedly tortured during his 21 years in prison.
6 November 2015
Norwegian Exec Detained in Uzbek Corruption Probe
More detail emerges on the enormous bribes Scandinavian telecoms allegedly paid for access to the country’s mobile phone market.



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