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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 Troubled Pamir Region
March 01, 2019

Tajikistan’s Troubled Pamir Region

By Till Mostowlansky
Conflict in the Pamirs is rooted in both nation-building and everyday life.
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
January 29, 2019

Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year

By Catherine Putz
It's a long way off to closely watch a likely predictable election, but here are some key things to keep tabs on.

A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
January 25, 2019

A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles

By Catherine Putz
Witness the Tajik nepotocracy at work.

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.

Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
August 08, 2018

Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
So, how does a 10-year-old end up on a list of wanted persons? In Tajikistan, by relation to an exiled dissident.
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.

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.

What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
June 28, 2018

What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything

By Catherine Putz
Bad governance structures and rampant corruption underpin a system that lacks justice.
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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