The Continuing Issue of Prison Reform in Georgia

In July 2013, Mamuka Mikautadze hanged himself within twenty-four hours after being interrogated by Georgian police. His wife said he stated that he suffered beatings and was forced to incriminate a friend during his interrogation. In the same month, a…

Ethnic Uzbek Rights Under Attack in Kyrgyzstan

In June 2010, violence raged in southern Kyrgyzstan as ethnic Kyrgyz killed ethnic Uzbeks and destroyed their property. The bands of Kyrgyz were enraged over the ouster of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April of that year. Support for the president…