Analysis: How Kyrgyzstan is Losing its Transparency
Kyrgyzstan’s government, long known as Central Asia’s most democratic, is becoming less and less transparent — and the country’s once-active civil society appears unconcerned.
Signs of Political Motivation Permeate Case Against Kyrgyz Investigative Journalist
Kyrgyz authorities allege Bolot Temirov is a drug user and used falsified identification documents. But case files obtained by reporters suggest a high-level effort led by the GKNB security agency to silence him.
Dubai Uncovered: Data Leak Exposes How Criminals, Officials, and Sanctioned Politicians...
Russian politicians under Western sanctions, financial criminals, and corrupt European officials all own real estate in the emirate, which attracts investors with liberal residency rules and a ‘few questions asked’ approach to regulation.
‘We Ask God for Peace’: Western Sanctions on Russia Strike Central...
For years, Russia’s big cities have been a source of employment and income for the people of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Now, as sanctions undermine the Russian economy, they and their families will also feel the pinch.
One Family’s ‘Golden Age’: President’s Relative Controls Turkmenistan’s Only Mobile Operator
Turkmenistan’s only mobile operator, Altyn Asyr, enjoys an undisputed monopoly despite frequent complaints about poor service and exorbitant prices. Though its shareholders are not publicly named, reporters learned that it is run by a member of the president’s family.
Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction
The atmosphere for a free press in Kyrgyzstan is backsliding. Pressure against independent media in Kyrgyzstan is not new, but the latest developments signal a dangerous and worrisome turn.
Journalists in Kyrgyzstan have frequently been assaulted, followed, and taken to...
Kloop analyzed data from the past five years and found that despite the numerous attacks and strong pressure put on Kyrgyz journalists, almost nobody has been held accountable.
Pressure on Mass Media: Journalists’ Accounts from Kloop and other Publications...
Hackers were unable to gain access to the accounts of a majority of journalists.
A Top Uzbek Official, a Leading Businessman — and the Unknown...
The wife of Uzbekistan’s first deputy prime minister has never appeared in public. But now, two separate document leaks — one from the tropical British Virgin Islands, the other from Switzerland — reveal her to be a secret player in one of the country’s top business relationships.
Kyrgyz Citizens Might get to Legalize their Illegal Assets
When the administration intended to propose the bill is not clear, but according to the laws, a draft of which was obtained by OCCRP, citizens will have until the end of 2022 to declare their assets.
Government’s Pressure against Media Mounts in Kyrgyzstan
Tightening the noose on independent media, the Kyrgyzstan government proposed on Monday a new procedure that would allow the regime to block websites accused by anyone of spreading fake news, even in cases where no evidence is provided.
Wanted Kyrgyz Minister’s Wife Had Swiss Bank Account
He fled the country, was accused of corruption, and declared wanted. But his wife was still able to maintain at least one bulging bank account in the heart of Europe.