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Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?
September 13, 2019

Can US Legislation Halt INTERPOL Abuse by Central Asian Autocrats?

By Ian J. Lynch
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week seeks to tackle abuse of INTERPOL by autocracies.

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.

Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran
July 01, 2019

Tajikistan Tilts Back Toward Iran

By Catherine Putz
With a new agreement on an old tunnel, and Tehran on the hunt for friends, the tide is pulling Iran and Tajikistan back together for now.

Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
May 25, 2019

Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye

By Catherine Putz
The details remain fuzzy, but the conclusion is clear: Something is very wrong.

Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
August 07, 2018

Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe has essentially called the video reportedly showing the attackers pledging allegiance to the Islamic State a false flag.

Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
August 06, 2018

Tajikistan’s Child Hostages

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
How a 4-year-old child became a hostage in Tajikistan’s battles against the exiled opposition.
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
August 04, 2018

Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan

By Ankit Panda
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to discuss recent developments in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
July 31, 2018

Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Dushanbe has reflexively accused the IRPT of coordinating the attack.

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.

Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
February 22, 2018

Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey

By Catherine Putz
Human rights groups say Namunjon Sharipov was forcibly returned to Tajikistan.
Greek Court Denies Tajik Extradition Request for IRPT Member
November 30, 2017

Greek Court Denies Tajik Extradition Request for IRPT Member

By Catherine Putz
Mirzorakhim Kuzov had been detained in Greece after Tajikistan submitted an Interpol red notice against him.

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