Wed, 18 May 2022

Hey, you're busy! We know rferl.org isn't the only website you read. And that it's just possible you may have missed some of our most compelling journalism this week. To make sure you're up-to-date, here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedia editors, and visual journalists over the past seven days.

We are also including content here from Gandhara, an RFE/RL website focusing on developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Hypothermia Or Foul Play? New Documents Reveal U.S. Doubts About An American's Death In Siberia

Russian investigators concluded that Colin Madsen died of hypothermia in the mountains of Siberia six years ago. U.S. government officials, however, suspected foul play and believed the circumstances of his death 'were not properly or fully investigated.' By Mike Eckel

Outrage Stoked By Video Of Taliban Humiliating Musicians, Burning Instruments

Footage of the Taliban humiliating musicians and burning their instruments has stirred outrage among Afghans. The recent video from Paktia Province confirms the worst fears of Afghan artists. Despite claims of being more moderate than its previous regime, the Taliban is treating musicians with the same disdain it had shown in the 1990s when it had banned music as 'un-Islamic.' By Ron Synovitz and Haroon Bacha

The Search For The Russian Assets Of The Kazakh President's Family

Despite the opacity of both the Kazakh and Russian governments, an investigation by RFE/RL's Russian Service and Current Time has uncovered evidence of the Russian business dealings of Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev's son and former wife. By Mark Krutov, Sergei Dobrynin, Andrei Soshnikov, and Yury Barnyuk

'I'll Kill You!': COVID Anti-Vaxxer Attacks Doctor In Bulgaria

The bloody beating of a doctor by a notorious anti-vaxxer in Bulgaria -- where COVID-19 infections are high and vaccination rates low -- has shocked the country after video of the attack went viral. By Polina Paunova, Damyana Veleva, and Tony Wesolowsky

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