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Record Number of Tajiks Knocked at the EU's Door in 2016
June 13, 2017

Record Number of Tajiks Knocked at the EU's Door in 2016

By Catherine Putz
In 2016, 830 Tajik citizens applied for asylum at the Polish border -- up from just 105 in 2014.
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
May 25, 2017

No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
New report, same old story: Dushanbe's crackdown on lawyers continues.

Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
May 01, 2017

Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
“When the repression machine begins to work, it destroys everyone."

No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences
October 07, 2016

No Surprises in Tajikistan: Rights Lawyers Given Long Prison Sentences

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe has ensured that future targets of the state may not have anyone to defend them.

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

By Catherine Putz
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.
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.

Tajikistan at 25: A Bastion of Torture and Repression
September 08, 2016

Tajikistan at 25: A Bastion of Torture and Repression

By John Heathershaw and Edward Lemon
After 25 years of independence, Tajikistan is a bastion of torture and repression.
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
August 25, 2016

In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe continues to pursue its opponents, targeting their lawyers and families now that the core IRPT is in jail.

Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
August 20, 2016

Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars

By Catherine Putz
And Kazakhstan continues to wrestle with the wild west nature of the Internet; weekend reads.

The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
August 11, 2016

The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis

By Yan Matusevich
A crackdown in Tajikistan has led to a little noticed surge in Tajik asylum seekers in Europe -- particularly Poland.

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization

By Catherine Putz
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
June 04, 2016

Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please

By Catherine Putz
More protests in Kazakhstan, sports in Turkmenistan, and Kumtor back in the news; recommended reads.

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