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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 Court ...
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.

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 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 additional ...
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 visited ...
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 international ...

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.
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 Tajikistan ...
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 claims ...
If he is, as he told RFE/RL, freely going about his affairs presumably his family would be able to confirm that. As Human Rights Watch notes, “On several previous occasions, Tajik activists who have been forcibly returned to the country have been forced to make such statements to the press under duress.”.
In August, Moscow City Court stopped deportation proceedings until Feruz's case is examined by the European Court of Human Rights, and Feruz has now spent six months in deportation prison outside .... Zhakhongir performed a rap in Tajik about a young man who goes off to the army and dies there.
On Sunday, LGBTQ+ advocacy groups Voices4 and RUSA LGBT met up for a kiss with a twist. Under the dark, rainy sky, they gathered outside of the Uzbekistan Consulate in New York City to protest human rights abuses against LGBTQ+ citizens in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan—including ...
None of Tajikistan's presidential or parliamentary elections since Rahmon took power in 1992 has ever been judged competitive and fair by Western observers. For instance, a 2015 report on national elections by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and ...
Rahmon, who has ruled Tajikistan for close to a quarter of a century, enjoys special rights adopted under the May 2016 referendum, including the right to seek as many terms in office as he wants. Rahmon has been criticized by international human rights group in recent years over increasing disregard for ...
Kyrgyz authorities have said that a new Kyrgyz-U.S. cooperation agreement is under discussion. In July 2015, Bishkek formally terminated a 1993 agreement on cooperation with Washington. The Central Asian country's government made the move to protest a U.S. decision to grant a human rights award to ...
"There is a need for European countries to be more coherent ... not to teach human rights outside of Europe and then not respecting human rights inside ... Charities in dozens of countries, from Angola to India and Tajikistan have faced restrictions targeting their funding and operations over the past two ...
Because of this personal experience, I can easily identify with the thousands of people who cross the 1,300 kilometre-long border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan every day. As a Programme Officer on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights, I oversee and monitor a border management ...

"There is a need for European countries to be more coherent ... not to teach human rights outside of Europe and then not respecting human rights inside Europe," said Forst, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders. Charities in dozens of countries, from Angola to India and Tajikistan have ...
"215 million Christians experience high levels of persecution" around the world, according to Open Doors, a human rights organization. On its recently ... These include Uzbekistan (#16 worst persecutor), Turkmenistan (#19), Tajikistan (#22), Kazakhstan (#28) and Azerbaijan (#45).[3]. The "extreme ...
Tajikistan's human rights record worsened further as authorities deepened a severe, widespread crackdown on free expression and association, peaceful political opposition activity, the independent legal profession, and the independent exercise of religious faith. More than 150 political activists, including ...
The United States planned a large increase in special forces training programs for Tajikistan, newly released US government documents show. ... since 2015, when the US resumed the programs after more than a decade of limited military contact with Uzbekistan because of its poor record on human rights.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Uzbekistan face deep-rooted homophobia, discrimination, and the threat of violence, activists and human rights defenders say. And so it was for K., as she identifies herself for security reasons, a transgender woman who says she indeed faced ...
Atta Muhammad Nur, of Jamiat-e-Islami party, established himself as a Tajik leader in Balkh province during this period. ... The 2004 constitution, upon the insistence of the US and its allies, included provisions guaranteeing human rights, recognition of minorities and steps towards gender equity. However ...
Tajik authorities have made a habit of pressuring the relatives of the political opposition, in particular. In May 2016, for example, the 95-year-old father of Muhiddin Kabiri, the leader of the IRPT, was detained after his son spoke via Skype at a Washington DC event about human rights in Tajikistan.
“The Tajik government's vicious campaign of intimidation against dissidents' relatives is widening and becoming ever more brazen,” Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement in July. Acts of intimidation against relatives routinely occur after Tajik activist groups ...
Payom cited an unnamed witness as saying that Sharipov was taken to the airport in a car belonging to the Tajik consulate. The politician's associates say Turkish authorities have not presented any evidence of a legitimate deportation order. Reacting to the reports of the deportation, Human Rights Watch ...
DUSHANBE (TCA) — Tajik officials, with the apparent acquiescence of Turkish authorities, have forcibly and extra-judicially returned a political activist from Istanbul to Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said on February 20. The activist, Namunjon Sharipov, faces a real ...
Tajikistan's latest amendments adding more restrictions to the already restrictive Religion Law came into force on 10 January. "Instead of improving the Law, the amendments worsened it and made it more restrictive," human rights defender Faizinisso Vokhidova complained to Forum 18. "The Law ...
(Bishkek) – Tajik officials, with the apparent acquiescence of Turkish authorities, have forcibly and extra-judicially returned a political activist from Istanbul to Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. The activist, Namunjon Sharipov, faces a real risk of torture and ...
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reiterated its calls on Tajik authorities to release prominent journalist Hairullo Mirsaidov, after his pretrial detention was extended by another two months. “Bad news from #Tajikistan: Pre-trial detention of independent journalist #KhayrulloMirsaidov is extended by another ...
After Tajikistan introduced it, the UN Human Rights Committee criticised the state's restrictions on religious education and other "severe restrictions on freedom of religion" - in its August 2013 Concluding Observations on Tajikistan (CCPR/C/TJK/CO/2) (see Forum 18's Tajikistan religious freedom survey ...
A court in Greece has denied an extradition request from Tajikistan for the return of Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior member of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), according to Human Rights Watch researcher Steve Swerdlow. Kuzov (also known by the name Shohnaimi Karim) was detained in ...
But fewer than 50 individuals have been convicted so far, and now human rights groups in Turkey say the sweeping arrests are putting migrants at risk of .... This month, authorities deported Zafarshon Alikhanov, a Tajik dissident who had lived for five years in Turkey, back to Tajikistan, despite an appeal ...
And yet, Trump and Tillerson have failed to publicly condemn a slew of human rights abuses targeting LGBTQ people in Egypt, Chechnya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Georgia, Tanzania, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. (Not to mention the discriminatory Trump-Pence ban on qualified transgender service members.) ...
Tajikistan has seen an “anticorruption” campaign this year aimed, ... In 2014, Tajik authorities seized the Sahovat bazaar in the western city of ...
Police Belatedly Investigate Week-Old Attack On Tajik Opposition Leader ... Rahmatillo Zoirov, leader of Tajikistan's opposition Social Democratic Party. ... Western governments and international human rights groups have ...
Human rights conditions in Tajikistan have rapidly deteriorated since ... are subjected to violent retaliation orchestrated by Tajik authorities.
... of gay men and lesbians compiled by authorities in Tajikistan. ... It has served its purpose well, as a clever shorthand against human rights.
Jessica Stern, executive director of global LGBTQ human rights organization OutRight Action International, called Muntarbhorn's address a "huge success" and ... “In the last month, we've seen mass arrests in Indonesia, Egypt, Tanzania, and we're watching this grotesque registry unfolding in Tajikistan." ...
A senior member of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), which ... (OSCE) in Europe conference on human rights - to Tehran, via Greece. ... Following the Tajik election of March 2015, the IRPT failed to reach the ...
A Tajik human rights defender who wished to remain anonymous for fear of state reprisals told Forum 18 on 20 October that the "authorities are ...
A U.S.-based human rights group has called on U.S. Secretary of State ... the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Tajikistan, ... Tajik prosecutors say the authorities have drawn up a registry of 319 gay ...
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Tajik authorities have created a registry of gay and lesbian ...
Every Tajikistan-EU human rights dialogue has been held in some ... Tajik authorities have made a habit of pressuring the relatives of the ...
The statement was immediately criticized by Human Rights Watch as "very weak." ... The meeting agreed that Tajikistan has made "good progress" ... The EU delegation also urged the Tajik government to take concrete ...
The Tajik government banned the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, the ... He has told Human Rights Watch that he fled Tajikistan in ...
Last time the European Union and Tajikistan held high-level talks on human rights in summer 2016, Tajik authorities were in the midst of the ...
... the anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses occurring in Egypt, Chechnya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Georgia, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan.
Just like many other Tajik women, in order to protect both her marriage and ... A number of western countries, human rights organisations and ...
But Tajikistan has no law concerning conscientious objectors. ... the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, which ...


 

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