Also by Iskander Aliev
April 04, 2010
Tajik Law Opens Window For Young Afghan Drug Smugglers
The prospect of harsh punishments for adults involved in the Afghan-Tajik drug trade has led some traffickers to look to Afghan youth to do their dirty work. As Tajik law does not allow children under 14 to be punished as adults, impoverished young people are increasingly being recruited as drug mules.
December 04, 2009
Tajik Wrongly Jailed In Russia Finds Justice In Strasbourg
Rahmatullo Nazarov, a 29-year-old Tajik citizen who spent three years behind bars in Russia on drug-related charges, was recently awarded 18,500 euros ($27,000) in compensation by the European Court of Human Rights. The Strasbourg-based court ruled in favor of his complaint that he was treated inhumanely during his detention.
November 13, 2009
Tajik National Prefers Guantanamo To Home