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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.

Is Tajikistan Really Clearing Corruption From the Anti-Corruption Agency?
August 01, 2017

Is Tajikistan Really Clearing Corruption From the Anti-Corruption Agency?

By Catherine Putz
Not quite.

Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank
July 21, 2017

Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank

By Catherine Putz
Better to hire a Rahmon, than anger one.
Tajikistan Turns Up Heat on Families of Political Dissidents
July 20, 2017

Tajikistan Turns Up Heat on Families of Political Dissidents

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe is always watching.

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