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Tajik Ombudsman Zarif Alizoda has applied to the Prosecutor-General’s Office over the suspicion death of Hamza Ikromzoda in Dushanbe’s penal colony. According to the press center of the Ombudsman’s Office, Zarif Alizoda has expressed concern over the death of a convict in Dushanbe’s penal colony # 1 and called on the Prosecutor-General’s Office to thoroughly investigate the convict’s death...

23.10.2012 - 18:20

Bedilkhon Odinayev, one of the defense lawyers of the Yovon police inspector Mashraf Aliyev who was jailed for torturing underage boy, believes that their client is innocent of the charges brought against him and ask to quit Aliyev and release him from a jail. According to him, he has lodged supervisory appeal to the Supreme Court. We will recall that a court in the Yovon district, Khalton...

19.10.2012 - 15:28

Two former police officers charged over the death of a detainee have been amnestied. Ms. Gulchehra Kholmatova, the lawyer of the injure party, told Asia-Plus Thursday afternoon that the Dushanbe prosecutor’s office last week handed down ruling on dropping criminal proceedings instituted against former Dushanbe policemen Abdurahmon Yoqubov and Qodir Hasanov in connection with amnesty granted to...

18.10.2012 - 19:49

Manizha Shahbozbekova, wife of Sherik Karamkhudoyev, has released an open letter to President Emomali Rahmon requesting a meeting with him. She wishes to discuss the situation of her husband who was detained during a special operation launched by government forces in Khorog, the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) on July 24. Manizha Shahbozbekova asks President Emomali...

12.10.2012 - 10:00

On Tuesday October 9 Umed Boboyev, Adviser to the President for Legal Policy, received relatives of Hamza Ikromzoda, who died in a penal colony in Dushanbe in mid-September. Dilkhoh Ikromzoda, the sister of Hamza, says Boboyev has promised to control the process of investigation into Hamza’s death. According to her, their father – Fayzali Ikromov – wrote a letter to President Emomali Rahmon...

09.10.2012 - 15:55

Amnesty International has urged Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to take measures against widespread torture and other ill-treatment in Tajikistan's pretrial detention facilities.  In a statement issued on October 5, Rahmon's 60th birthday, the London-based rights watchdog said it sought to remind people about the plight of many victims of torture, "some of whom did not survive to celebrate...

09.10.2012 - 12:18

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon is celebrating his 60th birthday and State Language Day on 5 October and celebrations by governmental bodies and organisations are expected nationwide today. Amnesty International would like to remind people about the plight of many victims of torture – some of whom did not survive to celebrate their 30th birthday or who spend their birthdays behind bars...

05.10.2012 - 15:26

Tajik human rights organizations have urged the government to thoroughly investigate the recent death of a convict.  Relatives of Hamza Ikromzoda, who died in a detention center in Dushanbe in mid-September, say his body carried traces of torture, including burns caused by a heated iron. Ikromzoda’s relatives on October 1 handed the Prosecutor-General’s Office a statement by eight...

02.10.2012 - 18:34

Izzatullo Sharifov, the chief of the Department for Correctional Works at the Ministry of Justice, has promised to fire the head of penal colony YaS No 3/1 irrespective of the results of the forensic medical examination. We will recall that inmate of penal colony YaS No 3/1 – 27-year-old Hamza Ikromzoda – died in Dushanbe’s penal colony YaS No 3/1 on September 20.  Ikromzoda’s body was...

30.09.2012 - 10:15

The Prosecutor-General’s Office has promised to thoroughly investigate the death of Hamza Ikromzoda, who died in a penal colony. “We will launch a thorough investigation into the death of Hamza Ikromzoda and those guilty will be brought to justice,” Rahmatullo Kholov, a prosecutor form the Directorate for Overseeing Correctional Facilities, Prosecutor-General’s Office said on September 29...

29.09.2012 - 19:59

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