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Summary When Adinai was five years old, her mom, Aida Mysalieva, began to worry: unlike other children her age, Adinai did not speak. Aida had every ambition of enrolling her daughter in a mainstream school. But when she was six, a doctor recommended…
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Summary Mikheil, a miner for 35 years, died along with three other miners on July 16, 2018, in an underground explosion in the Tkibuli coal mine, in Imereti, Georgia. He was 54 years old and left behind his wife and his son, also a miner. Mikheil’s…
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  Summary In 2017, “Sukhrob” was convicted of possessing extremist material in Kyrgyzstan after counterterrorism police raided his home and claimed they found a magazine and three other pages of writing from a banned Islamist…
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  Summary In February 2016, a 23-year-old musician and DJ, Kote Japaridze and two of his friends acquired two grams of MDMA, a recreational synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen, producing distortions in…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Map of Kyrgyzstan Summary Gulnara B. and her husband lived together for 15 years before he began brutally attacking her in 2003. One evening in 2012, he returned to their Bishkek home after a…
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“They Said We Deserved This” Police Violence Against Gay and Bisexual Men in Kyrgyzstan Summary Recommendations To the Government of Kyrgyzstan To the Ministry of Internal…
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Administrative Error Georgia’s Flawed System for Administrative Detention Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Georgia Methodology I. Background…
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Map of Gali District © Human Rights Watch 2011 This map is for reference only and does not imply political endorsement of its content. Summary Almost 18 years after a cease-fire ended the…
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Distorted Justice Kyrgyzstan’s Flawed Investigations and Trials on the 2010 Violence Summary Recommendations To the Government of Kyrgyzstan To the General Prosecutor’s Office To the Ministry …
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Meeting the Challenge Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions Table of Acronyms Introduction Cluster Munitions and their Human Toll The Convention on Cluster Munitions…
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“Where is the Justice?”* Interethnic Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan and its Aftermath * Writing on posters held up by Uzbek women protesting abuse by security forces outside the house of 20-year-old Khairullo Amanbaev, who died…