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Senior Tajik Judge Removed From His Post

Bobojon Bobokhonov
Bobojon Bobokhonov
DUSHANBE -- The Tajik parliament's upper house has removed the first deputy chief of the Supreme Court, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

Naim Mansurov had been in the post for four years.

Mansurov's candidacy was submitted by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, and he was slated to work in that position for 10 years.

Parliament members did not state the reason for the sacking.

At the same time, the upper house confirmed Tajik Prosecutor-General Bobojon Bobokhonov for another year in his post. Bobokhonov has held the position for 10 years.

Many local observers have recently criticized the Prosecutor's Office for misuse of power and stringent following of government orders. But the office's chief investigator, Bahodur Homidov, says that no one orders them to do anything.