Mullorajab Yusufzoda is a correspondent for RFE/RL's Tajik Service.
Twenty-eight inmates in Tajikistan have been handed lengthy prison terms for their roles in a deadly prison riot in May.
The 28-year prison sentence of jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov has been shortened as part of a recent mass amnesty.
A Tajik prosecutor has asked for lengthy prison terms for four police officers charged with torturing a suspect being held in an illegal drugs-related case.
Tajikistan's Sambo Wrestling Federation says that after weeks of uncertainty, South Korea has issued entry visas to its athletes in order to compete in the world championships later this month.
Tajikistan's Sambo Wrestling Federation says its athletes will not attend the world championships in South Korea next month because they were refused entry visas.
Officials in Tajikistan have established specific parameters for the maximum size of headstones in what they call an effort to keep people from flaunting their wealth.
Tajikistan’s parliament has adopted a new law on amnesty proposed by President Emomali Rahmon last week.