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  • Is Another Miscarriage Of Justice Imminent In Karachayevo-Cherkessia?
    In many respects, Karachayevo-Cherkessia is the poster child among the republics of the North Caucasus. But one trend that mars this picture is the apparent lack of professionalism and objectivity of the republic's courts.
  • Russian Defense Ministry: IS Poses Threat To Tajikistan
    In comments that are sure to exacerbate ever-growing fears of militancy in Central Asia, Russia's deputy defense minister has warned that militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan pose a threat to Tajikistan.
  • RFE/RL Video Roundup -- Mar. 5
    Men wear burqas at protest in Afghanistan, senatorial elections in Pakistan, the disadvantaged rush a government building in Armenia, and displaced Pakistani students want to go home
  • Viral Video Alleges Dog Cruelty In Azerbaijan
    A video allegedly showing a place where stray dogs are destroyed in Azerbaijan has caused outrage on social media. Animal rights campaigner Yelena Simakina, who shot the video on February 27, claims authorities shoot the larger dogs but kill smaller ones with shovels to save bullets. Activists say Baku is trying to clear the streets of stray dogs ahead of the European Games in June. The presidential office said the video was a fake aimed at discrediting Azerbaijan.
  • Afghan Men Don Burqas To Support Women
    Dozens of men clad in burqas have held a demonstration in Kabul in support of women's rights.
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