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Another Son Of Jailed Tajik Businessman's Lawyer Imprisoned

Lawyer Ishoq Tabarov says that the charges against his sons are politically motivated.

DUSHANBE -- Another son of a Tajik lawyer, who is representing a prominent opposition figure, has been jailed.

A court in the western city of Vahdat on June 2 sentenced Daler Tabarov to six months in prison for failure to report an unspecified crime.

Tabarov's brother, Firuz Tabarov, was sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison in February for promoting antistate propaganda.

Their father, lawyer Ishok Tabarov, told RFE/RL earlier that the charges against his sons were politically motivated.

Tabarov is a lawyer for opposition businessman Zayd Saidov, the leader of the unregistered New Tajikistan opposition party.

Saidov has been serving a 29-year prison term since 2013. He was found guilty of financial fraud, polygamy, and sexual relations with a minor.

Saidov and his supporters deny the charges, saying they are politically motivated.