A U.S. government advisory body says that Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan are among the world's worst violators of religious freedom.
The leader of the organization Civil Society, Mohiniso Horisova, told RFE/RL that she plans to appeal the court's decision to close her NGO.
Russian police and security agents have detained 140 people following prayers at a mosque in Moscow.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has again promised that November's presidential election will be "fair and transparent" but warned the opposition "not to rely on their foreign patrons."
Controversial Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky angered Tajikistan with his comments on Russian television.
A 350-kilogram Tajik flag measuring 60 meters by 30 meters that once flew proudly atop the world’s largest flagpole in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe is now in pieces after strong gusts of wind tore it down.
A Tajik Interior Ministry official says two girls missing for almost a month will soon be returned to their parents.
A leader of Tajikistan's largest opposition party has been attacked in the capital, Dushanbe.
The U.S. State Department has released its "Country Reports On Human Rights Practices" for 2012, highlighting crackdowns on civil society, struggles for democratic change, and threats to freedom of expression.
The European Court of Human Rights said on April 18 that Russia sending Ismon Azimov to Tajikistan would subject him to the risk of ill-treatment.
A court in Dubai has ruled that a Tajik opposition figure wanted by Dushanbe for an alleged $1.2 million fraud, Umarali Quvatov, can be extradited to Tajikistan.
The U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan has raised the possibility the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could help in the search for two young Tajik girls who have been missing since the end of March.