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28 July 2021
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Rank As Standouts In Pegasus Spyware Investigation
Out of Current Time’s coverage zone, two countries, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, feature prominently in the findings of the Forbidden Stories-Amnesty International investigation into alleged surveillance by Israeli NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.
26 July 2021
When Wearing The Wrong Socks Or Dancing Is A Crime In Belarus
Tens of thousands of people have been detained in Belarus in a brutal government crackdown after a disputed election in August 2020 extended the decades-long rule of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. For such "crimes" as wearing the wrong socks or dancing in the streets, people have been fined or even jailed.
16 July 2021
'I Spent My Youth Terrified': Afghanistan Residents Remember Life Under The Taliban
Current Time spoke with three adult residents of Afghanistan who recall the disruption that occurred when the Taliban came to power in 1996, and fear what the consequences may be if they manage to return to rule Afghanistan now, after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.
09 December 2020
For Victims Of Sexual Violence In Ukraine's Donbas, Justice Seems Distant
One in four people held prisoner by Russia-backed separatists in the Donbas region has been a victim of rape or other sexual violence, according to a recent report by a Ukrainian human rights group. And the real number may be higher, as some victims are afraid to speak out.
17 October 2020
Lawyers In Belarus Face Disbarment, Arrest Just For Representing Opponents Of Lukashenka
As they defend fellow citizens swept up in the state's crackdown on postelection protests, Belarusian lawyers face a rising caseload -- and often find themselves targeted for arrest and detention as well.
26 May 2020
Current Time Report Sparks Investigation At Makeshift Hospital In Moscow Region
Prosecutors in Moscow say they have started an investigation after Current Time reported alleged shortages of medicines and labor violations at a makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients set up by a well-known Azerbaijani-Russian businessman Araz Agalarov.
15 May 2020
The Right To Live Alone: Azerbaijani Women's Search For Independence
Azerbaijani tradition dictates that women who have never been married should only live with their birth families. Though Azerbaijan stresses its support for gender equality, breaking with this practice does not come easy. But for some women in their late teens and 20s, the need can be paramount.
11 May 2020
Despite COVID-19, Ukraine’s Seasonal Workers Set Their Sights On EU Farms
Ukrainian seasonal workers supply much of the spring labor on farms in the EU. But the obstacles for bringing these workers to EU farms do not lie only with coronavirus lockdowns and fear of the virus’ transmission.