The mother of Sharofiddin Gadoev, one of the representatives of the opposition, says that the employees of the Farkhor district electricity board cut off the electricity in her house. Authorities do not comment on the matter.
In an interview with Radio Ozodi, Oyishamo Abdulloeva said that on the morning of October 11, electricity workers came to her house in the center of Farkhor district and cut the power line. According to Mrs. Abdulloeva, she lives in the house with her 12-year-old grandson.
“I told the electricity workers that I am not in debt and I pay the electricity bill every month. Why did you cut the cable to our house? They said that your son criticized the president in Germany, it was an order from above. They did not listen to what I said,” added Oyishamo. Abdulloeva.
Our efforts to get an official comment from the authorities have so far been unsuccessful. Officials of Farkhor District Electricity Board did not answer our calls.
Oyishamo Abdulloeva says that she has diabetes and does not know how to live without electricity. “How do I walk in the dark, how do I prepare food? My son is 38 years old, he knows what he is talking about, what do they have to do with me who is 72 years old?”
In the past, Sharofiddin Gadoev was one of the leaders of “Group 24” and now he is the head of the “Reform and Development of Tajikistan” organization and a member of the National Alliance. It is a coalition of organizations opposed to the government, whose activities are prohibited in Tajikistan.
Sharofiddin Gadoev was one of the participants in the protest demonstrations of opposition representatives during Emomali Rahmon’s visit. Gadoev said earlier that after participating in these demonstrations, his mother was arrested .
On October 11, Oyishamo Abdulloeva told Radio Ozodi that the security authorities of Farkhor district released her only after eight hours. Sharofiddin Gadoev’s mother now says, “I fear for my safety.”
In addition to Sharofiddin Gadoev, several other opposition activists also complained that after demonstrations during Emomali Rahmon’s visit to Germany, the authorities detained and tortured their relatives in Tajikistan. The authorities did not respond to these complaints, but videos were broadcast on Facebook in which relatives of the opposition wanted them to return to their homeland. Some representatives of the opposition believe that these videos were recorded under the pressure of the authorities.
On October 6, Human Rights Watch said in a report that until now about 50 relatives of Berlin protesters have been arrested in Tajikistan and some have been released after interrogation.
Source : Радио Озоди