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No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
May 25, 2017
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
New report, same old story: Dushanbe's crackdown on lawyers continues.
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
May 01, 2017
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
“When the repression machine begins to work, it destroys everyone."
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
October 07, 2016
No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
Dushanbe has ensured that future targets of the state may not have anyone to defend them.
No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
September 27, 2016
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
September 20, 2016
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Meanwhile, in Geneva Tajikistan's human rights record will be up for discussion.
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Tajikistan at 25: A Bastion of Torture and Repression
September 08, 2016
Tajikistan at 25: A Bastion of Torture and Repression
After 25 years of independence, Tajikistan is a bastion of torture and repression.
Tajikistan at 25: A Bastion of Torture and Repression
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
August 25, 2016
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
Dushanbe continues to pursue its opponents, targeting their lawyers and families now that the core IRPT is in jail.
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
August 20, 2016
Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
And Kazakhstan continues to wrestle with the wild west nature of the Internet; weekend reads.
Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
August 11, 2016
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
A crackdown in Tajikistan has led to a little noticed surge in Tajik asylum seekers in Europe -- particularly Poland.
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
June 08, 2016
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
June 04, 2016
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
More protests in Kazakhstan, sports in Turkmenistan, and Kumtor back in the news; recommended reads.
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
June 02, 2016
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
A dozen other IRPT leaders were given between two and 28 years.
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
May 12, 2016
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Dushanbe says the right things in international forums, but hasn’t made measurable progress in fulfilling its rights commitments.
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
May 05, 2016
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
Dushanbe's campaign against human rights lawyers has not gone unnoticed.
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
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