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Latest Tajikistan News

Rights Groups Call For Release Of Tajik Lawyers

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) have urged authorities in Tajikistan to "immediately and unconditionally release" a group of jailed human rights lawyers. More

Fourth Suspect Caught In High-Profile Murder Of Russian Police Chief

Russian investigators say a fourth suspect in the murder of a high-ranking police officer and five of his relatives has been apprehended. More

Religious Freedom Seen Deteriorating

The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. More

The deputy chief of staff of the Samara region's interior department, Andrei Gosht, was found dead at his home in Syzran on April 24 along with five of his relatives.

Killers Of Russian Police Chief Confess

Russian federal investigators say three suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a high-ranking police officer and five of his relatives have confessed to the killings. More

Buzurgmehr Yorov

Tajik Opposition Lawyer On Trial

A lawyer who defended members of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (HNIT) is going on trial in Dushanbe on charges of forgery and fraud. More

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Central Asian Land And China

One topic guaranteed to inflame passions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan is land and China. China has taken land from Central Asia and farmers from China are already working rented fields in Central Asia and that has not sat well with locals. More

Audio Rights, Freedoms Fall Victim To Central Asian Economic Crisis

Freedom House released its annual Nations In Transit report, providing an indispensable look at the human rights situation in 29 countries, including the Central Asian states. More
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Features & Commentary

Tension In A Tajik City After Authorities Hand Mosque To Homeless Family

A formerly homeless Tajik mother of two is at the center of a struggle between the government and citizens who pray in unregistered mosques that the state fears could be hotbeds of extremism. Savsan Jonova recently moved into a former prayer house that the authorities confiscated from residents of the southern city of Kulob -- and her neighbors are not happy.

Tajikistan Offers Morality Lessons To Sex Workers

Authorities in Tajikistan have introduced morality classes to move prostitutes away from the world's oldest profession.

Cash Crunch, Stretched Military Spur Russian Troop Cuts Near Afghan Frontier

Money troubles and a military stretched by war in Syria and Ukraine have prompted Russia to reverse plans to send more troops to Tajikistan -- despite what Kremlin officials say is a growing threat from Islamic militants across the border in Afghanistan.
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