For nearly three years, Gulya, a young mother from southern Kyrgyzstan, has sought to bring to justice doctors who she believes were responsible for infecting her son with the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV.
Gulya, who didn't want to give her full name, insists her son contracted the virus during a blood transfusion in hospital.
Shuhrat Ayomov gave Tajiks something to talk about when he set out to revive a bankrupt matchmaking agency.
As the young entrepreneur would learn well, locals in the northern city of Khujand were no stranger to arranged marriages. Having anyone other than family doing the arranging, however, was difficult to fathom.