Some of the opponents of the Tajik government in Europe say that the authorities have detained and interrogated several members of their family in the country.
This news came after the protest rally on September 29, during the visit of President Emomali Rahmon to Germany. In the process, slogans against him were shouted and eggs were thrown at the car he was sitting in .
Authorities in Tajikistan have not commented on the news about the arrests.
Farhod Odinaev, an activist of an opposition group, told Radio Ozodi on September 30 that the security officials of the city of Hisar took his nephew away and “he is still missing.”
“They went home and first wanted to take my elderly mother. Then they took my nephew. They told my mother, why doesn’t she sit down, they hit the car of His Excellency with an egg,” Odinaev said.
Similarly, Group 24, an opposition organization to the government, reported the arrest of relatives of some of the group’s members in Tajikistan.
According to the statement of the organization, since September 30, “the elderly father and six other members of Dilshad Sharifov’s family have been taken away by the authorities.” Officials have not commented on this. “Group 24” said that two sisters of Dilshod Sharifov were released later, and there is no information about other family members.
The statement of “Group 24” also states that the authorities “took with them” the family members of Ismail Mahmadov and Jamshed Sharifov, two other members of the organization who participated in the protest demonstration in Germany.
Behruz Taghoizoda, the manager of the information and propaganda department of “Group 24”, says that the authorities took his father away on the night of September 29 and they do not know how he is doing. 60-year-old Taghoymurad Khalikov was a teacher in Rohat community school of Rudaki district.
Mohammad Sabir Abdukahhar, a representative of “Group 24”, told Radio Ozodi that four members of the family of the active member of the group, Muhammadjan Abdulloev, were also taken to the Kulob police station. “The authorities do not give any information to their relatives,” he said.
Shohrajab Shohimi, one of the opposition representatives of the government, also says that on Saturday morning, his parents, sister and children were taken to the police station, and after a few hours there was no news of them.
Radio Ozodi currently cannot independently confirm these reports.
Opposition representatives of the government have also complained about the pressure on their families in the past years. The authorities do not directly respond to these complaints, but human rights organizations have repeatedly asked the Tajik government not to use opposition families “as hostages to intimidate and silence critics . “
Source : Радио Озоди