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Tajikistan: Independent Journalist Detained.

Expand Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a well-respected independent journalist in Tajikistan, was arrested on December 5, 2017, after publicly appealing to Tajikistan's president about alleged local authority corruption. ©Radio Ozodi/Tajik Service of Radio Free Europe – Tajik authorities detained a well-known independent ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

King, President of Tajikistan hold talks in Amman.

King, President of Tajikistan hold talks in Amman...


Tajikistan: Popular Comic Jailed in Corruption Case.

A well-known comic and journalist in Tajikistan has been arrested, weeks after complaining publicly about alleged corruption in his region. Local media reported on December 8 that prosecutors in the Sughd region are charging Khairullo Mirsaidov with multiple offenses, including embezzlement, which is punishable by up to 12 ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajik Journalist Arrested, Charged After Alleged Extortion By Officials.

Prominent Tajik journalist Hairullo Mirsaidov has been arrested and charged with embezzlement, inciting hatred, document forgery, and false reporting to police.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajikistan: Aluminum Giant Suffers Output Slump.

Tajik Aluminum Company, by far Tajikistan's largest industrial concern, has said it reduced output by 23 percent over the first 10 months of 2017, compared to the same period last year. The company, better known by its acronym TALCO, said that aluminum production over that period reached 85,600 tons. Asia-Plus newspaper ...

- EurasiaNet - US

CSTO Ready, But Not Yet Willing, To Send Troops to Syria.

Leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led security bloc, have gathered but remained mute on the most closely watched item on the group's agenda: sending peacekeepers to Syria. Discussions on deploying troops from Russia's CSTO allies -- Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan -- ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Greek Court Denies Tajik Extradition Request for IRPT Member.

Mirzorakhim Kuzov had been detained in Greece after Tajikistan submitted an Interpol red notice against him.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan: Failing Bank Embarks on Fire Sale.

One of Tajikistan's near-insolvent banks has embarked on a desperate fire sale as it tries to scrabble back some much-needed funds to reimburse its long-suffering depositors. Among the items for sale listed on the Agroinvestbank website on November 25 are cars, trucks, computers, cash registers, bank-note counters, modems, ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: God's Chosen President Gets Play Treatment.

A playwright in Tajikistan has written a semi-mystical and highly complimentary play in honor of the country's president. This is just the latest in the rapidly developing cult of adulation building around Emomali Rahmon. The play so far exists only in print form and has yet to be staged. The Adib printing house has ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan Keeps Selling Debt Amid Macroeconomic Wasteland.

Hungry investors may have another chance to buy Tajik debt soon, but the IMF thinks the situation is far from stable.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan: President Seizes on Audiobook Fad.

The president of Tajikistan appears to be seizing on the audiobook fad now proving such a boon to the publishing industry by requiring national broadcasters to read out his written works on the air. Asia-Plus newspaper this week cited the head of state-run Tajikistan radio station, Farruh Ziyoyev, as saying that a team of ...

- EurasiaNet - US

EU: Seek Stronger Central Asia Rights Commitments

Expand From left to right: Mr Neven MIMICA, Member of the European Commission; Ms Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Mr Erlan IDRISSOV, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan; Mr Erlan ABDYLDAEV, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan; Mr Aslov SIRODJIDIN, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US