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Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns
July 25, 2019

Tajikistan Under Review: A Familiar Litany of Human Rights Concerns

By Catherine Putz
Comparing Tajikistan’s last two reviews by the Human Rights Committee, it’s clear Dushnabe isn’t interested in improvement.

Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review
July 04, 2019

Tajikistan's Human Rights Record up for Review

By Catherine Putz
Since its last review at the UN Human Rights Committee, Tajikistan has pursued a significant crackdown on political rights.
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
January 23, 2019

Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers

By Marc Gottridge
On January 24, 2019, Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov will have been in prison for 1,215 days for simply doing his job.

Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison
January 14, 2019

Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison

By Catherine Putz
Khayrullo Mirsaidov, authorities claim, breached a court order by seeing medical treatment abroad.

#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
August 24, 2018

#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind

By Catherine Putz
What can we learn from the recent release of jailed Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov?

Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
July 12, 2018

Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist

By Catherine Putz
Khayrullo Mirsaidov reported corruption in a November 2017 open letter. On July 11 he was convicted of embezzlement.

Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
July 06, 2018

Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
The details of Dushanbe’s human rights violations tell the story of a state afraid of its own people but not of international law.
EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing
October 17, 2017

EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing

By Catherine Putz
The dialogue was "open and honest" and meaningless.

Tajikistan’s Magnitsky: The Case for a Global Magnitsky Act
December 02, 2016

Tajikistan’s Magnitsky: The Case for a Global Magnitsky Act

By Marius Fossum
The plight of Buzurgmehr Yorov illustrates the need for Magnitsky-inspired sanctions.

Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
September 20, 2016

Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, in Geneva Tajikistan's human rights record will be up for discussion.

Tajik Government Denies Blocking News Websites
August 04, 2016

Tajik Government Denies Blocking News Websites

By Catherine Putz
No stray bullets yet.
Lawyer of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies
June 13, 2016

Lawyer of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies

By Catherine Putz
Ishoq Tabarov’s two sons are in jail on charges rights advocates say were brought specifically to pressure their father.

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