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On December 17-19 a seminar on strategic litigation will be held in Warsaw. The seminar will bring together lawyers and defense attorneys, cooperating with NGO Coalitions Against Torture from Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. In total, the seminar will be attended by 25 lawyers from those countries. During the seminar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the following topics: strategic...

16.12.2014 - 11:50

The Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan decided to launch within the framework of the program “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes (CBSS) for Tajikistan” a new project with the title: “SECRET: Social-Economic and Cultural Rights of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners in Tajikistan”. The project will be implemented by the Institute for...

11.02.2014 - 16:08

A press conference on the launch of the project named "Gradual elimination of violence against children in closed institutions of Tajikistan", supported by the European Union, will take place on December 5, 2013. The project is carried out in three countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan). In Tajikistan the project will be implemented by the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in...

03.12.2013 - 16:48

International experts from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) from the United States and Georgia are conducting training (September 18-21) in Dushanbe for primary care physicians, psychologists, forensic medical experts and lawyers on correct and efficient documentation of facts of torture. The training is conducted by the Human Rights Center (Tajikistan) and PHR under support of the Tajik...

19.09.2013 - 20:28

Reconsideration of the case of Mashraf Aliyev, a former officer from the police station in the Yovon district, who was convicted of torturing teen boy, has begun in the Yovon district. A retrial of the case, which is being held in the building of the Interior Ministry’s office in Yovon, began on July 24. Aliyev’s defense lawyer, Akbar Hasanov on July 24 filed for change of judge overseeing...

25.07.2013 - 18:37

Tajik public association, The Independent Human Rights Center, has launched the project, Legal Aspects of Access to Information. According to press release issued by the Independent Human Rights Center, the project is being implemented under financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The main objective of the project is in assisting members of the NGO Coalition against...

25.07.2013 - 14:23

The Collegium for Civil Cases of the city court of Dushanbe upheld the decision of the Sino district court on compensation to the widow of Dushanbe resident Safarali Sangov, who according to his family, died as a result of beatings and torture at the police station. The main defendant on this case is the Ministry of Interior, which will pay the compensation in the amount of 46.5 thousand Somoni...

30.05.2013 - 16:19

Prison warden Mahmoud Ismoilov faces the trial over inmate’s death. “Ismoilov is charged with exceeding powers (Article 316 (3) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code) entailing the death of prison inmate Hamza Ikromzoda,” Ms. Gulchehra Kholmatova, the defense lawyer of the injured party, told Asia-Plus in an interview. The trial began at Dushanbe’s pretrial detention facility # 1 on May 15.  The...

15.05.2013 - 15:00

The mother of a suspect who died after he was allegedly beaten by police demands compensation from the Ministry of Interior. Ms. Niyozbibi Bouriyeva, the mother of Bahromiddin Shodiyev, demands the Interior Ministry pay 180,000 somoni (equivalent to some 38,000 USD) in damages for moral and financial losses. Shodiyev’s family lawyer, Ms. Gulchehra Kholmatova, told Asia-Plus that the lawsuit...

03.04.2013 - 19:59

The Main Directorate for Execution of Punishments under the Ministry of Justice has reportedly paid 30,000 somoni (equivalent to more than 6,000 USD) compensation to Savrinisso Gulova, the widow of Ismoil Bachajonov, who died in mysterious circumstances in pretrial detention facility in 2011 after being beaten, for survivor’s loss, according to the Independent Human Rights Center. Lawyers from...

07.03.2013 - 17:43

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