With Ukrainian news sites blocked, disinformation shapes people’s perception of events.
Rights organisations maintain that systematic lack of action in investigating such crimes serves to empower perpetrators.
Russians bring back Soviet-era symbols to mark a militaristic holiday that fails to credit other nations for their role in defeating Nazi Germany.
Fresh prohibitions have crushed hopes that newly appointed 40-year-old president Serdar Berdymukhamedov would pursue a more enlightened path.
Nearly 100 people from the impoverished neighbourhood were detained in connection with the July 2021 protests.
"I will leave or go to prison, but I will not shoot."
President Berdymukhamedov has for decades carefully been preparing for his son to take over.
Educational reforms signal a fresh battlefront in regime crackdown.
“The agreement is very dangerous for peaceful, non-violent citizens who are escaping torture.”
Illicitly obtained data has long been used to intimidate and blackmail independent voices.