updated Mon. October 3, 2022
Times of Central Asia
March 24, 2018
DUSHANBE (TCA) — Human Rights Watch Central Asia researcher Steve Swerdlow says Turkey has detained two Tajik opposition politicians wanted in Tajikistan but will not extradite them at this point, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports. Swerdlow told RFE/RL on March 23 that Turkey's Constitutional CourtÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
Human Rights Watch Central Asia researcher Steve Swerdlow says Turkey has detained two Tajik opposition politicians wanted in Tajikistan but will not ... 23 that Turkey's Constitutional Court had ruled to suspend the men's extradition amid concerns that they might face torture while in custody in Tajikistan.
March 13, 2018
Daelander is an official BWA representative to the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, Switzerland, working closely with representatives from the Vatican and other Christian ... Daelander provided firsthand accounts of religious freedom violations in Tajikistan and Azerbaijan to UN Periodic Reviews.
The White House (blog)
March 12, 2018
The NSS explains that a commitment to fundamental human rights is essential to advancing American influence abroad. ... President Trump used the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to sanction 13 serious human right abusers and corrupt actors, also imposing sanctions on an additionalÃâÃÂ ...
March 6, 2018
4, Turkish police, acting at the behest of the government of Tajikistan, arrested Sharipov, a businessman and IRPT member, at his teahouse. According to Human Rights Watch, which has been documenting the targeting of Tajik political exiles, 12 days later officials from the government of Tajikistan visitedÃâÃÂ ...
March 3, 2018
It was a rare triumph for the IPRT, which just two weeks earlier saw one of its members in exile (as so many are) “forcibly and extrajudicially returned… from Istanbul to Tajikistan,” according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The removal of Kabiri from the Interpol “Red Notice” list is also a sign internationalÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
In January 2018, we wrote an article for Eurasianet discussing the decline of academic freedom in Tajikistan and how foreign scholars involved in ... critical engagement as part of the academic response to the human rights crisis engulfing the country and the increased risks faced by Tajik scholars.
February 27, 2018
Colonel Odinazoda has not answered Forum 18's questions about the case. The UN Human Rights Committee has twice urged Tajikistan to recognise the right to conscientious objection and to provide alternative civilian service. But the government has failed to do this. Human rights defenders in TajikistanÃâÃÂ ...
February 26, 2018
On 5 February 2018 Tajikistan's State Committee for Religious Affairs and Regulation of Traditions, Ceremonies and Rituals (SCRA) claimed that 1,938 mosques were in 2017 forcibly closed and converted to secular uses. However, human rights defender Faizinisso Vokhidova noted that the SCRA's claimsÃâÃÂ ...