Tajikistan

10 August 2016
Nearly 200 Suspected Islamist Radicals Jailed in Separate Tajik Trials
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

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
 
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?

 

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