See Human Rights Watch statement, https://org/news/2016/08/26/crimean-tatar-activist-confined-psyc... 16/2017 of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concerning Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayanov (Kazakhstan), published on 27 June 2017.  See  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on his mission to Tajikistan, published in June 2017.
 IPHR statement on Supreme Court ruling on the case of Azimjan Askarov, 12 July 2016,
OSCE HDIM 2017, Working sessions 1-2: Fundamental freedoms I, Monday 11 September 2017 and Tuesday 12 September 2017 We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), are alarmed that the environment for civil society has seriously deteriorated in many OSCE participating States since the last HDIM and that civil society representatives who criticize repressive government policies and defend human rights and the rule of law face intimidation and harassment across the region.Freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who had reported on corruption and other issues, remains in prison in Turkmenistan after being given a three-year sentence on charges of narcotics possession in August 2015.Pro-democracy activist Gulgeldy Annaniyazov has been held in incommunicado detention since 2008 when he was sentenced to 11 years in prison after being arrested for allegedly crossing the border illegally.Currently close to 90 NGOs feature on the government-maintained list of “foreign agents” against their will, while some 70 other groups have been removed from the list after being forced to close down or stop receiving foreign funding.In early September 2017, the SOVA Centre for Information and Analysis and its director Alexander Verkhovsky learned that charges have been filed against them for violating the law on so-called undesirable organizations because of two links to donors listed as such organizations, which were posted on the centre’s website. A conviction could result in heavy fines.