AKIPRESS.COM - Lawmaker Serdar Berdymuhamedov, a son of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, is again running for parliament seat in upcoming elections.
Uzbekistan has freed a reporter who was incarcerated for nearly two decades on sedition charges, the longest-known prison term served by a journalist, human rights advocates said Friday.
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov set the country's course against corruption. It seems that the new head of state intends to rid his country of the status of "the most venal country" in the region. However, he will face many hurdles, including sorting out his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev’s and his wife Raisa’s corruption schemes. Raisa Atambayeva’s reputation, also known as “Khansha Raya" (Khansha as in the wife of a khan), they say almost supersedes her husband’s. Only, she is more famous for her criminal activities.
Kyrgyzstan has been undermined by a series of political echoes inherited from former President Almazbek Atambayev. Politicians who opposed his policies and were imprisoned -- are now on a hunger strike.
Trend: Preparations are underway in Turkmenistan for the election of members of parliament, as well as local authorities to be held March 25, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message Feb. 15.
Former Kyrgyz MPs Bektur Asanov and Kubanychbek Kadyrov (both sentenced to 12-year sentences), energy expert Ernest Karybekov (sentenced to 20 years) and former Kyrgyz state secretary Dastan Sarygulov (4-year on probation) were detained in 2016 on suspicion to stage a “forcible coup d’état” -- based on an audio conversation with the voices resembling them, released prior to their detention on the internet.
Tajikistan’s National Bank carried out intervention in the amount $300 million to support the exchange rate of the national currency, Tajik Telegraph Agency TajikTA reported.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Corruption has penetrated deeply into the courts, prosecutor's offices, financial police, the State Committee for National Security, and the police, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov said at the country's Security Council meeting on February 8. The meeting considered measures against corruption in the judicial, law enforcement and supervisory bodies of Kyrgyzstan.
Eurasiantimes.com: Henry Ensher, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia and Afghanistan recently completed his Central Asia tour and visited Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Is the US competing for influence in Central Asia with Russia and China?
azernews.az: Industrial enterprises in Tajikistan will get a relief from a number of inspections for a period of two years.