Tajikistan

6 May 2016
"Total control" of Islam

The Tajik authorities are in the midst of an all-out campaign to regulate all aspects of Muslim activity, say human rights defenders. From Forum 18.

By Mushfig Bayram
 
22 March 2016
Tajikistan President’s New Initiative: Wrestling, Riding, and Horticultural Holidays Premium

President Emomali Rahmon suggests holding the holidays on consecutive days in the latest of a series of eccentric proposals.

 
16 March 2016
Son of Prominent Tajik Lawyer Charged Premium

Case follows a pattern set by previous trials of opposition figures and their legal advisers.

 

11 March 2016
‘Grave Concern’ Over Tajikistan’s Free Speech Crackdown Premium

UN expert says Dushanbe is limiting access to media and communication networks and harassing journalists, lawyers, activists.

 
8 March 2016
Questions Surround Firefight on Tajik Border Premium

Were ‘Taliban’ fighters crossing the Afghan border terrorists, drug smugglers, or both?

 
2 March 2016
Tajikistan Prays for Rain Premium

People urged to stock up on food in case of drought; cabinet ordered to secure food supplies.

 
22 February 2016
Tajikistan Silencing, ‘Disappearing’ Opposition Abroad Premium

Human rights groups say Tajik authorities are targeting émigrés above all in Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Turkey.

 
17 February 2016
Security Threat Cited as Central Asia Tightens Grip on Internet Premium

Kazakhstan has ordered all Internet users to install ‘national security certificates.’

 
11 February 2016
Tajikistan to Hold ‘President-for-Life’ Referendum Premium

If the vote succeeds as expected, veteran leader Emomali Rahmon will be able to establish what amounts to a political dynasty.

 
9 February 2016
Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled Premium
Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force.
 

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