Tajikistan

2 December 2016
Central Asian Feast Food, Nowruz Holiday Win UNESCO Honors

UN cultural agency adds 16 cultural practices to its Intangible Heritage List.

 
1 November 2016
Mega-Dam Breaks Ground in Tajikistan Premium

First envisioned during the Soviet era, the Rogun dam faces bitter opposition from downstream neighbor Uzbekistan.

 
29 September 2016
Loved Ones of Silent Protesters at OSCE Meeting Targeted in Tajikistan Premium
Mobs, led by Russian-style youth group Avangard, have attacked relatives of IRPT and Group 24 movement members.
 
21 September 2016
Lawyers for Banned Tajik Party Face Long Prison Terms Amid Crackdown Premium

The sentencing of IRPT lawyers, after a closed trial, comes days before UN Human Rights Council’s review of Tajikistan's human rights record. 

 
10 August 2016
Nearly 200 Suspected Islamist Radicals Jailed in Separate Tajik Trials Premium
Two cases underscore the government’s hard line approach to dealing with those it believes subscribe to foreign versions of Islam.
 
4 August 2016
Tajikistan Cracks Down on ‘Incomprehensible’ Words Premium

In the latest move in a series of regulations on language and customs, Tajik authorities order journalists to use simpler language.

 
10 June 2016
Punk’s Not (Yet) Dead in Dushanbe Premium
Under the combined blows of economic decline and official disapproval, alternative lifestyles are withering in the Tajik capital.
 
25 May 2016
Tajik Referendum Removes Term Limits on President, Bans Religious Parties Premium
‘Leader of the Nation’ Emomali Rahmon already enjoys legal untouchability for himself and his family.
 
12 May 2016
Servants of the State Premium

Veterans of the Soviet-Afghan War in Tajikistan cast themselves as loyal partners of the Rahmon regime. More than political opportunism, this approach resonates with rhetoric inherited from the Soviet era. 

By Markus Göransson
 
6 May 2016
"Total Control" of Islam Premium

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
 

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