The high profile arrest in Dushanbe, the excellentof the founder of a Tajik-Iranian clinic with ties to the national security leadership has President Rakhmon's supporters crying out for a conspiracy to change the course of local politics. Underlying the measure was a book containing criticism of various regional authorities, but also theses on the superiority of some citizens over others on the basis of ethnic-religious characteristics.
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The denunciation of 200 activists from the five countries of the region gathered in Almaty thirty years after the independence of the ex-Soviet republics. In the face of the heavy economic crisis resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the social consequences of climate change, repression against any critical voice of governments is growing.
According to data provided by Mexico in one year, the number of migrants trying to enter the United States illegally from Central Asia has doubled. Many are workers who have Russian passports and are fleeing to avoid being drafted and ending up on the front lines in Ukraine.
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In Putin's mind, the flight of the Americans from the Afghan capital triggered the spring of the 'great revenge'. Russia now regularly invites Kabul's representatives to Moscow for consultations, despite the fact that the Taliban are still considered an unwelcome 'terrorist organisation'. And the other former Soviet countries are also in solidarity with the Kremlin in officially condemning the Afghan government, at the same time considering it a necessary partner.