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Tajik President's Daughter Elected To Parliament

Tajikistan’s Khovar news agency reports that Ozoda Rahmon -- the daughter of President Emomali Rahmon -- has been elected as a senator in the country’s upper chamber of parliament. More

Russia Arrests Tajik 'IS Recruiters'

Russian authorities have arrested two Tajiks suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria. More

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has ruled for Tajikistan for more than two decades (file photo).

Tajik Vote Helps Rahmon Tighten Grip On Power

Tajik election authorities say voters have approved constitutional amendments allowing President Emomali Rahmon to strengthen his grip on power. More

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon votes in the referendum in Dushanbe on May 22.

Referendum To Tighten Grip On Power Of Tajik Leader

Tajikistan has held a referendum on amendments to the constitution that are expected to strengthen the grip on power of President Emomali Rahmon. More

Russia Detains Two Tajiks For Allegedly Being IS Recruiters

Police in St. Petersburg have detained two Tajiks on suspicion of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria. More

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The Central Asian Referendum

Almost every referendum in Central Asia since the breakup of the Soviet Union has been about the executive branch of power and they are usually about giving the executive branch more power. Tajikistan's May 22 poll is no exception. More

Audio Why Does Tajikistan Need A Referendum?

Tajikistan is holding a national referendum on May 22 on changes to the constitution. The 41 proposed amendments include lowering the eligibility age to become president from 35 to 30, which would mean that President Emomali Rahmon's son Rustam could succeed him in the next election. More
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Features & Commentary

In Unusual Move, Tajik Interior Ministry Seeks Victims Of Possible Police Abuse

Tajikistan's Interior Ministry is asking a group of young partygoers briefly detained and possibly roughed up by police last week to come forward with any complaint about alleged mistreatment.

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.
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