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On 23 September 2016, a briefing to discuss the prevention of torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan was organized at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. The briefing was held within the framework of the project “Action for Freedom from Torture in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan“, which is implemented by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), International...

06.10.2016 - 13:49

The fall of Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 have become events which required the OSCE member-states to re-consider the necessary steps on developing new mechanisms to maintain security in the OSCE region. Twenty years ago, the Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security entered into force, which was adapted in 1994 in the OSCE Budapest Summit....

19.01.2015 - 19:47

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Tajikistan is an authoritarian state that President Emomali Rahmon and his supporters, drawn mainly from one region of the country, dominated politically. The constitution provides for a multi-party political system, but the government obstructed political pluralism. The November 6 presidential election lacked pluralism, genuine choice, and did not meet international...

28.02.2014 - 18:56

In the past few years mobiles were also helpful in bringing lots of other irregularities to the attention of the public in Tajikistan. Similar cases were reported in other former Soviet republics, like Georgia. One of such cases was about widespread torture in prisons in Tajikistan. On September 20, 2012, an inmate of one of the prisons in Dushanbe, Hamzeh Ikramzadeh, died in suspicious...

24.02.2014 - 13:35

Some 5,000 people turned out in the northern Tajik town of Chorkuh on January 20 to pay their last respects to Umed Tojiev. The 34-year-old father of two passed away on January 19 in a prison hospital from what prison officials say was a heart attack. Many of the 5,000 mourners at his funeral believe Tojiev died of torture. Tojiev was detained on October 30 on charges of failure to obey police...

23.01.2014 - 15:28

On the occasion of the re-election of Emomali Rahmon as the President of Tajikistan, Amnesty International urges him to put human rights firmly on the government’s agenda. The pervasive human rights violations in Tajikistan and the impunity for those who commit them must end. Laws, practices and customs which permit or encourage the perpetuation of human rights violations must change. As...

08.11.2013 - 21:16

International experts from “Physicians for Human Rights” international organization, Vincent Iacopino (USA) and Rusudan Beriashvili (Georgia), who visited Tajikistan last week with a team of other experts, dedicated their visit to training primary care physicians, psychologists, forensic medical examiners and lawyers on the issues of proper and efficient medical documentation of torture facts by...

24.09.2013 - 11:17

Human Rights Committee 108th session 8–26 July 2013 Agenda item 6 Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant Concluding observations on the second periodic report of Tajikistan 1. The Committee considered the second periodic report of Tajikistan (CCPR/C/TJK/2) at its 2982nd and 2983rd meetings (CCPR/C/SR.2982 and CCPR/C/SR.2983), held...

25.07.2013 - 21:08

The security services of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of wanted individuals with a regularity that amounts to a region wide renditions programme, Amnesty International said in a report published today. Return to torture: Extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia exposes the...

03.07.2013 - 15:49

Recently, the head of the [Social Democratic Party of Tajikistan] SDP, Rahmatillo Zoyirov, said that after the disappearance of the Chairman of the Uzbek Society of Khatlon [Province], Salimboi Shamsiddinov, members of this community have come under pressure. [Asia Plus, “AP”] correspondent decided to find out what's going on with that community.  There was a man – and...

31.05.2013 - 09:05

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