Monday 11 February 2019
15 January 2019
'Seeds Of Sodomy': Reports Of Deadly New Antigay Purge In Chechnya
LGBT activists allege that a new antigay purge in Chechnya has led to at least two deaths by torture and the detention of around 40 people. The republic's information minister, Dzhambulat Umarov, says the "seeds of sodomy will not sprout" on the "blessed soil of the Caucasus."
08 January 2019
'I'm Not Drunk, I Have Cerebral Palsy': Kazakh Blogger Urges Awareness
Business woman and blogger Kamilla Shokanova lives in the Kazakh capital, Astana. She has cerebral palsy, but many mistake her for being drunk. Shokanova says people with disabilities in Kazakhstan are often humiliated and discriminated against, and she wants to change that.
22 November 2018
Xinjiang Migrant Searches For Family In Chinese Reeducation Camp
Beyshekan Kamza, a 38-year-old resident of the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, cannot stop thinking about China. A relative there told her that her father and sister have been incarcerated in a reeducation facility in the country’s northern region of Xinjiang -- part of a wave of recent detentions of Muslim ethnic minorities in the region. But without government help, she, like so many others, has no way of knowing her family's whereabouts for sure.
05 November 2018
A Ukrainian Activist's Deathbed Plea
A Ukrainian anticorruption activist has died of her wounds following an acid attack in July. She died six weeks after making an impassioned video from her hospital bed, in which she listed dozens of attacks on civic activists that police have failed to clear up.
23 October 2018
A World Cup Pass Into Sexual Slavery
Bella, a 21-year-old Nigerian, says she was released from sexual slavery in Moscow after an NGO helped police locate her. She says she entered Russia with promises of work and a Fan ID for the World Cup -- an alternative to a visa that was arranged by human traffickers.
09 October 2018
Activist Jailed In Chechnya Says His Age Is Only Thing Preventing Him From Being Tortured
Oyub Titiyev, a dogged Russian activist who is in jail and on trial in his native Chechnya on what he says is a fabricated drug-possession charge, says he was not tortured in prison only because of his age.
14 September 2018
Ukrainian Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To LGBT Soldiers
An art exhibit in Kyiv focuses on LGBT people who have served in the conflict in the country's east. One ex-soldier who took part in the project says it breaks taboos by showing gay and lesbian soldiers as defenders of the country.
06 August 2018
Return To Halabja: The Legacy Of Chemical Weapons
A survivor of the 1988 chemical gas attack on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Halabja makes a remarkable journey back home to discover his lost family, his people, and himself. Originally broadcast by Current Time's Crossroads program. (Director: Stuart Greer, RFE/RL)