As Kyrgyzstan heads towards reforms to its constitution, critics point out that the document was completely overhauled just five years ago. They argue that there is no convincing case for the proposed changes, which they believe will benefit senior politicians rather than the nation as a whole.
Authorities try to weed out people who might pose security threats from others returning from Syria. (more…)
Suspects in cases of sexual violence against children can currently avoid trial if they reach an out-of-court settlement.
Syrian jihad won’t be replicated by returning combatants, but fundamentalist ideals are long-established in Central Asia and won’t go away, regional expert says.