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Last Party in Bicske
Life is never easy in a migrant center; for refugees in Hungarian camps, it may soon get harder still.
By Raluca Besliu

AROUND THE BLOC

March 29
Kremlin Accuses West of Hatchet Job on Putin
Governments, media, and NGOs are trying to influence a September parliamentary vote in Russia, a senior official charges.

Montenegro Deports Suspected Doomsday Cultists
Local media claim the 58-strong group belonged to the Aum Shinrikiyo cult.

Azerbaijan Rights Advocate Freed Ahead of President’s U.S. Visit
Baku’s supreme court reduces lawyer Intigam Aliev’s prison term to probation ahead of President Ilham Aliyev’s Washington visit.

French Journalist Jailed Over Srebrenica Massacre Revelations
Former International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) spokeswoman arrested over the non-payment of a fine she received for revealing that the tribunal had withheld key information on the Srebrenica massacre.

FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK

White Magic
A mixture of esoteric teaching and occultism has been uniting Bulgarians for more than a century.
By Polia Alexandrova

Democracy Matters in Azerbaijan
Western “engagement” with Baku has not delivered the Azerbaijani people the democracy they yearn for.
By Gorkhmaz Askarov

Informing on War Crimes Suspects
The hunt for Karadzic and Mladic is reportedly picking up speed.
By Anes Alic

Candy from a Dervish
A meeting with the “Bektashi Pope” brings a reporter face to face with an Albania-based Sufi sect’s form of “flexible” Islam.
By Witold Szablowski