Human rights groups call on Tajik government to release a seriously ill political activist.
Деякі заходи протидії російській загрозі можуть завдати шкоди крихким демократичним інститутам.
Some measures to counter the Russian threat could harm fragile democratic institutions.
Room for democratic growth arises as Kazakhstan's longtime presidents steps down.
Chechen authorities attempt to silence critics by persecuting prominent human rights activist Oyub Titiev.
Freedom House welcomes the decree by Azerbaijan's president to release dozens of political prisoners.
Even a minor attempt to override constitutional checks can threaten the system as a whole.