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Arrest Of Former Tajik Prosecutor-General's Son Confirmed

Bobojon Bobokhonov was fired as prosecutor-general earlier this year.
Faizullo Bobokhonov, the son of Tajikistan's former prosecutor-general, has been arrested and charged with accepting bribes.

Bobokhonov was detained several weeks ago, but the news was only made public this week along with reports that Bobokhonov's property, including houses and vehicles, had been confiscated.

Officers from Tajikistan's anticorruption agency say they arrested Bobokhonov as he was accepting a $2,000 bribe.

Bobokhonov's father Bobojon was dismissed as prosecutor-general in late January this year after serving in that post for nearly a decade.

RFE/RL's Tajik Service, with agency reports