Campaign "Support the victim of torture! Stop impunity!"

On 26 of June the whole world will commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1997 with a view to eradicate torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (TCIDT) and ensure the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

On 15 of June, the NGO Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan launched a campaign "Support the victim of torture! Stop impunity!", that will last throughout 26th of June.

Starting from 15 of June the Coalition will publish one story per day about the victims of torture and ill treatment on its website and social media accounts.

What can you do? Add comments under the stories; send messages of encouragement for the victims of torture and ill-treatment and their families. You can also contribute by sending a short video (maximum 2 minutes) and download it under the concrete story using the #notorturetj hashtag or send it to the Coalition’s e-mail, as well by reposting the stories.

All words of encouragement will be delivered to the victims of torture and ill-treatment and their families, and published on the Coalition’s website on the final day of the campaign.

Support the Victims of Torture! Stop impunity!


5. Akmal Davlatov

On 17 April, 2014 Farrukh Davlatov a sergeant of the military unit 2850 of the Border Guards under the authority of the State Committee on National Security of Tajikistan in Matcha district, required the three newly arrived conscripts and ordered them to stand in a row after which started beating them in the abdomen area.

The third soldier was Akmal Davlatov. At the result of hard punch he fell down and began to choke. All the fellow soldiers rushed to assist him though he continued to choke and died on the way to the hospital. Based on the forensic expertise his death was caused by mechanical asphyxia due to vomit. According to investigators, the trauma was received shortly after the dinner.

On 19 June 2014, Khujand Military Court sentenced Farrukh Davlatov to 9 years in prison.