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Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
June 02, 2016

Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A dozen other IRPT leaders were given between two and 28 years.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016

ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy

By Uran Botobekov
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.

Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
May 12, 2016

Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe says the right things in international forums, but hasn’t made measurable progress in fulfilling its rights commitments.

Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
May 05, 2016

Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe's campaign against human rights lawyers has not gone unnoticed.

Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
March 29, 2016

Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan's Muslim community is no stranger to the hand of the state.
Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer
March 15, 2016

Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer

By Catherine Putz
Who will defend the defenders when all the lawyers are detained?

Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
February 17, 2016

Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition

By Catherine Putz
A pair of human rights organizations say Tajik authorities reach far beyond their borders to shut down opposition voices.
Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan
February 10, 2016

Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In less than a year the IRPT has gone from sitting in Parliament to a closed-door trial.

Report Warns of Instability in Tajikistan
January 12, 2016

Report Warns of Instability in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A new Crisis Group report points to opposition crackdowns as indicative of an unstable state.

Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
January 09, 2016

Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes

By Catherine Putz
Also, Tajikistan in the Saudi Arabia-Iran split and the Silk Road’s revival; weekend reads.

Tajikistan’s Islamic Disunity on Display at Islamic Unity Conference
December 31, 2015

Tajikistan’s Islamic Disunity on Display at Islamic Unity Conference

By Catherine Putz
Bet the between-session chatter was awkward.
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
December 17, 2015

Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?

By Catherine Putz
Are crackdowns the thrashings of a weak state or the calculated moves of a regime carefully consolidating its power?

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