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The 25-year old taxi driver Shamsiddin Zaydulloev was detained in April 2015 on suspicion in drug trafficking. Few days later he died at the temporary detention of the Drug Control Agency. His relatives assured that his death was caused by beatings and torture. According to the victim’s mother Tojiniso Karimova, her son worked as a taxi driver.  On 8 April 2015, approximately at 18:00,...

08.06.2021 - 12:38

It was a hot morning of June. Dilorom, accompanied by her little daughter, went to the market to buy groceries for a dinner she hosted that day. They had relatives to come on and she tried to make sure that she is not missing anything from the grocery list she made in a rush. After all, hosts in the East are very generous. On the way home, she bought some medicines for the middle son, a...

07.06.2021 - 12:28

The death of a young man in the custody of Vahdat police station allegedly at the result of torture was broadly discussed in public. This case received a lot of attention from both local and foreign media which called the 23-year-old Umar Bobojonov the victim of a covert campaign against wearing a beard. However, even after almost a year the perpetrators haven’t been established yet. The 66-...

05.06.2021 - 12:02

Parviz had only 2 months left before the completion of his service. However, instead well- matured son, his mother received his body for burial. The 18-year-old Parviz Dustmatov graduated with honors from high school in his native Jamoat Khistevarz, Bobodzhon Gafurov district of Sughd region and dreamt about the Police Academy.  The boy was short heighted and was missing only centimeters to...

04.06.2021 - 15:18

This woman is wearing mourning dress for a year, since she buried her eldest son, though every morning she is expecting the gates open and he is entering, so handsome and young, saying: “Mom, I'm back!”. Sometimes in her dreams, he says the same words: "I came back, here I am!", and she hugs and kisses him, feeling the warmth of his hands, and once awaking she realizes that it was just a dream....

03.06.2021 - 16:24

In September 2012 virtually all independent Tajik media reported the horrific death of 27-years old Hamzali Ikromzoda in detention. The press coverage included photos of the numerous injuries on the body, one clearly showing the outline of an electric iron. Many of my colleagues said the terrible sight of these pictures made their blood run cold. Hamzali’s relatives are convinced he was a ...

02.06.2021 - 17:05

19 February 2010.  Undeterred by the cold weather, a crowd of men began to gather in Isfara’s main mosquefor Friday prayers. Among those hurrying to the mosque was 30-year old Ismonboy Boboev, who had returned from Russia a week earlier to visit his parents. He was deeply religious and always made sure he prayed five times a day, whether in Moscow, where fate had taken him, or in his...

01.06.2021 - 16:56

Monitoring[1]: accession to the Optional Protocol is considered appropriate It should be noted that the monitoring of the implementation progress of the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture for 2019-2022 in the interval of 2019-2020 was prepared by the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Civil Society...

01.06.2021 - 10:46

In March 2009 a court convicted 46-year old Dilshodbek Murodov of selling drugs illegally and sentenced him to six years’ imprisonment. He began to serve his long sentence. Everything, including one’s life, was strictly regimented in prison. Prison made Dilshodbek realize that you value freedom least when you are free and most once you have lost it. He awaited his release patiently. His mother...

31.05.2021 - 16:44

Monitoring[1]: prevention of domestic violence is strengthened It should be noted that the monitoring of the implementation progress of the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture for 2019-2022 in the interval of 2019-2020 was prepared by the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Civil Society Coalition against...

31.05.2021 - 10:33

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