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Detained Tajik TV Journalist Seeks Release After Month In Jail

DUSHANBE -- Tajik television journalist Husnigul Daminova is seeking release from custody one month after her detention on charges of "hooliganism," RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

Daminova was detained on September 28 on the basis of allegations by Tajik State TV and Radio head Asadullo Rahmonov following an argument between them. Daminova, who is 48 years old and has worked for state TV for 16 years, had protested Rahmonov's refusal to allocate her a two-room company apartment.

An official at Dushanbe's Shohmansur district court told RFE/RL that the investigation into Rahmonov's allegations against Daminova is not yet complete.

Daminova's lawyer, Qimat Rozieva, said her client is mentally exhausted and is seeking a release from custody.