Also by Shahlo Abdulloeva
September 22, 2021
Afghan Students In Tajikistan Face An Uncertain Future
Following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the previous government's funding for a school for Afghans in Tajikistan's capital was cut off. A school official hopes wealthy Afghans can step in, but so far, parents of the students have had to help cover the costs to pay rent for the school.
January 24, 2021
Tajikistan Wants To Take Away The Children Of Convicted Sex Workers. Then Give Us Alternatives, They Say.
In an effort to rein in prostitution, Tajikistan has drafted legislation to punish pimps and brothel owners by terminating their parental rights. Critics say the way to reduce prostitution is to create legal employment for the women, many of whom became sex workers out of extreme poverty.
November 28, 2020
Culture Of Corruption: Tajik Governor's Friends, Relatives Illegally Get Free Land, Investigation Shows
High demand for real estate in a sought-after Dushanbe suburb has led to corruption in the distribution of land parcels by the local government. An RFE/RL Tajik Service investigation shows the governor appointed to end the culture of corruption has instead expanded it.