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U.S. Offers Bounty For Fugitive Tajik Colonel

The United States is offering a reward of $3 million for information about fugitive Tajik Colonel Gulmurod Halimov, who joined the Islamic State (IS) group last year. More

Tajik lawyer Jamshed Yorov (file photo)

Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician's Lawyer Remanded In Custody

Relatives of a lawyer for a jailed Tajik opposition politician who was linked by authorities to a September 2015 attempted coup say he has been sent to pretrial detention. More

Tajik lawyer Jamshed Yorov

Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician's Lawyer Detained

The lawyer of a jailed Tajik opposition politician has been detained, his relatives say. More

Tajik Parliament Adopts Law On Mass Amnesty

Tajikistan’s parliament has adopted a new law on amnesty proposed by President Emomali Rahmon last week. More

Family Members Of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Missing

The wife and son of a jailed Tajik opposition politician have gone missing, according to relatives. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio Tajik Asylum Seekers Traveling Further Abroad

During the last two years, authorities in Tajikistan have been carrying out a crackdown on political opponents. More of a crackdown than usual, that is to say, because the Tajik government has a long record of harassing the country's political opposition. More

Audio The Gulen Schools In Central Asia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-exile in the United States, for being the mastermind behind the alleged plot to overthrow his government. Turkey has urged other countries to shut their "Gulen schools," including in Central Asia. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.

Tajik Government Stakes Out Expanded Power Over Media

Tajikistan has introduced a new regulation that enables authorities to officially control the content of privately owned television and radio stations.

Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.

Cousin Couples Rush To Altar To Beat Tajik Marriage Ban

Tajik officials say they have noticed an uptick in the number of applications for marriage licenses just before a law banning cousin marriages comes into effect.
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