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News reports about hazing, brutal treatment and soldiers' deaths in the Army became more frequent in the media recently. The analysis of local press and online media for the past month, revealed several publications on this subject. Thus, on April 5, Radio Ozodi (Liberty) reported on the mysterious death of 22-year-old Bakhtiyor Kurbonmadov after 5 days of service in the army. "...

10.05.2016 - 10:44

Press review for June-July 2014 The most significant media coverage on the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in June and July was the completion of two trials (one in Dushanbe and another - in Khujand), where the defendants – the military servicemen, who had been abusing the young conscripts, in one case with fatal result; Conducting a campaign “Say NO to torture”; and an article urging...

06.08.2014 - 15:51

Press Review of Tajikistan for June 2013 The campaign “Let's say no torture” devoted to International Day of Victims of Torture became one of the most significant events in June in Tajikistan in the context of the fight against torture. The campaign included the photo exhibition, where the most high-profile cases of victims of torture were demonstrated, as well as the book “Broken destinies,...

19.07.2013 - 11:38

Press review for May 2013 One of the main events in May 2013 in the context of the fight against torture was the trial on the very well-known cases of Hamza Ikromzoda’s death prisoner who according to his family died last September in a penal colony #1 as a result of severe torture and beatings. All independent Mass Media’s attention was focused on this trial, despite the fact that the...

18.06.2013 - 15:49

Press review for April 2013 On April 1 the website of the Radio Ozodi informed that the prisoner of the Kurgan-Tube colony continues hunger strike. In particular, the article states: “One of the prisoners in the penal colony of Kurgan-Tube Abdujabbor Rakhmonov, went on hunger strike after being beaten by the prison’s officers and is demanding the authority of the Main Directorate for Execution...

13.05.2013 - 13:10

Media Review for March 2013 The results of the media review for March 2013 showed that the issue of the prevention of torture and ill-treatment is more actively covered by  local  journalists, while the relatives of the victims of torture began to use their right to compensation from the state agencies.  On March 6, 2013 the website of the news agency “Asia-Plus” reported...

12.04.2013 - 06:50

Press Review for February 2013 During the month of February, 2013 the local news agencies continued to monitor the situation with torture in the country, responding to any cases of torture which demonstrate that the journalists started more actively cover these issues of torture and ill-treatment in the country. The fate of Khujand’ prisoners, possible extradition of ex-Premier of the...

04.03.2013 - 16:19

Media review in Tajikistan for January 2013  The month of state agencies reporting under the banner of fight against torture  January of this year was marked by the media as the month of reports of the state agencies under the banner of fight against torture, when the heads of the relevant structures reported to journalists on their activities for prevention of torture during the...

10.02.2013 - 23:05

Radio “Ozodi” posted on its website on December 16, 2012 that “that the year of 2012 in Tajikistan was remarkable by numerous reports on torture in detention centers”. “In 2012 Tajikistan introduced punishment for torture. The Criminal Code of the country for the first time added a new article providing penalties for abuse and torture of prisoners and detainees. At the same time in 2012 there...

15.01.2013 - 10:53

In November, the local Media continued actively cover the issues of torture in Tajikistan. Newspapers monitored developments around the death of Hamza Ikromzoda - prisoner who allegedly died from torture, and another focus of Media was presentation of the Government Delegation report to the UN Committee against Torture. On November 7, the online edition of Tojnews agency published the article...

10.12.2012 - 14:22

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