Articles on Central Asia
Migrants in New Villages in Southern Tajikistan: No Electricity for Years and No Knowing When It Will Appear
Under Tajik authorities’ order, over the past few years, dozens of families from the Gorno-Badakhshan region, Rasht and Kulob voluntarily moved to the south of the country. However, many migrants are dissatisfied with the new situation and complain about difficult living conditions.
On May 9, several mass protests demanding fair elections took place in several towns of Kazakhstan. This is not the first campaign after the change in the country’s leadership and the announcement of early election; however, it is the first one that is characterised by relatively violent preventive and response measures taken by the authorities.
Jehova Witnesses in Kazakhstan are open, eager to share any information. Their activity aren’t restricted in Kazakhstan, however there is risk for restrictions due to incorrect interpretations and understanding of some aspects of their beliefs from society.
There are more than 140 thousand residents in the town of Chirchik, Tashkent region, including 500 followers of the religious organisation, Jehovah’s Witnesses. They cannot get registered in any other town of Uzbekistan, therefore, the information about their exact number in the country is not available.
Why was the order of the Antimonopoly Service of Tajikistan to increase tariffs for mobile Internet valid only for a week?
Kyrgyzstan has 23 communities of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6 of which are located in Bishkek. The main prayer house is located on the outskirts of the city and is the spiritual centre of Adventists in the republic.
The topic of uranium mining has become a serious concern for the people of Kyrgyzstan. Yesterday, local residents protested together in Balykchy against the uranium mining, and today they were protesting in Bishkek. The people are very critical about this topic.
Consolidated moods of the Kazakhstanis after the detention of activists Asiya Tulesova and Beibarys Tolymbekov are the sign of the people’s great demand for a change in the situation, according to experts.
The agricultural reform has been going on in Tajikistan for several years – thousands of small dehkan farms have emerged on the basis of collective farms and state farms. However, experts think high loan interest rates can become an obstacle to the developing sector.