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Tajik Opposition Leader Challenges Imprisonment Of Lawyer, Businessman.

The head of an opposition party in Tajikistan has openly challenged the imprisonment of a human rights lawyer and an opposition businessman, a rare move in the tightly controlled Central Asian nation.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Remittance Figures Bring Some Cheer to Central Asia.

Figures for last year show that remittances paid by migrant laborers from Russia to Central Asia are on the rise — a glimmer of positive news on the horizon. The Russian Central Bank noted this week that money transfers by individuals to Uzbekistan has reached $2.74 billion in 2016, up from $2.37 billion the year ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Central Asia's Anxious Watch On The Afghan Border.

Qishloq Ovozi takes a look at what has been happening recently in the northern Afghan provinces that border Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajik President Dances In The Persian New Year.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon showed off his dance moves while attending celebrations for the festival of Norouz. Celebrated in Central, the Caucasus, and parts of the Middle East, Norouz marks the Persian New Year and the arrival of spring.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajikistan: Activities highlights, 2016.

Article | In Tajikistan, the ICRC is helping people affected by the past civil conflict in partnership with the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan.


Tajikistan Extends Lawyer's Long Prison Sentence For Quoting Poet.

A jailed lawyer in Tajikistan has had his lengthy sentence extended by two years for contempt of court for quoting the words of an 11th century Persian philosopher and poet during his original trial. The ruling handed down on March 16 means Buzurgmehr Yorov now faces 25 years in jail. He was sentenced in October on what his ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Jailed Tajik Human Rights Lawyer's Sentence Extended To 25 Years.

Judicial authorities in Tajikistan have sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence, to an additional two years behind bars

- Radio Free Europe - US

Explosion in Tajikistan: Terrorism or Accident?.

The car of a 67-year security guard in the southern Tajikistan city of Qurghonteppa exploded late at night on March 12 in the vicinity of a military prosecutors' office, prompting official claims of possible terrorism afoot. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the blast was caused by an incendiary device. ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Former Mayor Questioned Over Corruption.

The net is tightening around the former mayor of Tajikistan's capital as investigators reportedly question him over suspicious movements in the city budget. Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloev had proven the ultimate loyalist, serving as mayor of Dushanbe for almost two decades before resigning, likely under pressure, on January 12. But ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Expansion Delayed Again.

The ill-fated fourth strand of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline has again been put on hold amid apparent sagging demand for the fuel from Beijing, Russian media outlets have reported. A Tashkent-datelined RIA-Novosti news agency report on March 2 cited unidentified sources as saying China National Petroleum Corporation ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: State Media Budgets Slashed.

Spare a thought for Tajikistan's state-employed journalists. For the best part of a couple of years, it is independent reporters that have felt the pain amid an ever-intensifying wave of pressure from the authorities. Now, employees with state broadcasters and print media are feeling the pinch as the government cuts ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Call Me, Dushanbe: Telia Wants Out of Tajikistan

Getting out of the Eurasian market is proving to be troublesome.

- The Diplomat - US