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Tajik Cops Fired, Demoted After Hassling Public Smoochers.

A Tajik police officer has been fired and his boss demoted after the officer stopped and questioned a young couple who were kissing on a Dushanbe street, the Interior Ministry says.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tensions Rise as Tajikistan Accuses Iran of Several Assassinations in the 1990s.

Iran Focus London, 11 Aug - Tensions are growing between Iran and Tajikistan following a Tajik state-TV broadcast which accused Iranian Regime officials of carrying out political assassinations across its country in the 1990s. On August 8, in a primetime documentary, the Tajik Interior Ministry accused Iran of instigating ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Amnesty International Condemns Iran for Execution of Juvenile Offender.

Iran Focus London, 12 Aug - Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian Regime's shameful' execution of a man arrested and sentenced to death at 15. Alireza Tajiki, who reported that he was tortured into confessing, was executed on Thursday, August 10. He was the fourth person, arrested as a child, to be executed in ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Tajik State TV Documentary Accuses Iran of Civil War Meddling.

Feeding on old rumors, the documentary is further indication of a deteriorating relationship.

- The Diplomat - US

Iran dismisses Tajik civil war claims as attempt to damage ties.

Iran denied on Thursday accusations of involvement in Tajikistan's civil war in the 1990s, labelling the claims an attempt to damage bilateral ties.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S nominates new ambassador for South Sudan.

August 5, 2017 - The United States on Friday nominated Thomas Hushek as its ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan. Hushek, who has been an ambassador since 1988, will replace Mary Catherine Phee, should he be confirmed by the Donald Trump administration. The Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

In Tajikistan, Lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov Faces Even More Charges.

Tajikistan is heaping insult upon injury with its merciless persecution of a lawyer, his lawyer, and his family.

- The Diplomat - US

Hijab Hubbub: Tajikistan Sets Up Commission to Combat 'Alien' Clothing.

The commission will be taking Tajik traditions' and modern' life into consideration in promoting "appropriate" clothing.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan: Stop Persecuting Opposition Families.

– Tajik authorities have detained, interrogated, and threatened relatives of 10 peaceful opposition activists who took part in a conference in Germany on July 9, 2017, in retaliation for the peaceful exercise of their fundamental rights, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Activists ...

- Human Rights Watch - US