The guide Jennifer Lopez should have read before she sang in Turkmenistan

After Jennifer Lopez performed at an event in Turkmenistan on Saturday night, the Guardian created a guide to the “-stans” so “no pop star need be caught out by accidentally singing happy birthday to a despotic ruler in this region ever again.” The guide points to the fact that Uzbekistan was sixth on CPJ’s list of the 10 most censured countries. The guide also links to our report on Azimjon Askarov, a journalist and human rights activist imprisoned in Kyrgyzstan on trumped up charges.

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