Author: Mehrang

Four state offices, including one university, checked the content of the book “The weather of my life”, which, according to the authorities of Tajikistan, “incited national and religious hatred”. Literary, political, religious test The Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan confirmed in a letter to Radio Ozod on December 1 that “the book passed computer, religious, literary-political and psychological examination”, but did not say anything about the result or the examining institutions. The sources of Radio Ozodi reported on December 5 that “The weather of my life” was checked by specialists of the Ministry of Culture, the Committee of Religion, the Academy of…

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A library in Kulob has become the resting place of a former prisoner who has not been able to find work for years. Rustam Kuvvatov, a resident of Vose district, who was released from prison in 2019, spends up to three days a week in the Kulob regional library. In 2017, he was imprisoned for five years after a quarrel with a neighbor on the charge of “Hooliganism”, but he was released before the term under the “Amnesty” law. Rustam Kuvvatov says that until 2016, he was a storekeeper at the Kulob Teacher’s College, but after his release from prison,…

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Some of the women human rights defenders in Tajikistan for their work, especially protection of the rights of critics and opponents, reporters and cultural activists, are under criticism or pressure and threats and become silent, and others leave the country. Some groups continue their activities despite difficulties. November 29 is International Women’s Day. We talked to some of them. “Now there are about 800-900 people left” Dilrabo Samadova, head of the “Office of Civil Liberties” organization, has been working as a human rights defender in Tajikistan for almost two decades. In 2005, together with seven young lawyers, he founded the “Amparo” Association. This organization…

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Two days after Mohammad Zahir Agbar, the ambassador of the former Afghan government in Dushanbe, tore up a letter circulated on behalf of the “Taliban” in the presence of reporters, the content of which was the appointment of a person as the first secretary of the embassy, ​​the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban government, somehow reacted to it. Muhammad Zahir Agbar also said in the presence of reporters on November 7 that the Consulate of this country in Khorog is closed “due to lack of economic opportunities” and its employees continue to work in Dushanbe. However, in the video that…

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Mohammad Zahir Agbar, the ambassador of the former government of Afghanistan, who considers himself the representative of the people of this country in Tajikistan, tore up a letter distributed on behalf of the “Taliban” in the presence of reporters. This letter is an order to appoint a person as the first secretary of the Afghan embassy in Tajikistan, and it is signed by Amir Khan Muttaki, the minister of foreign affairs of the Taliban government. “Taliban”, who have been in power in Afghanistan for two years, have not officially said anything about this. Who owns the consulate in Khorog? Mohammad Zahir…

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The US military confirmed to Voice of America that 31 Abrams tanks are in Ukraine. All the Abrams tanks promised to Kyiv by the administration of President Joe Biden have arrived in Ukraine.Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army in Europe and Africa, told Voice of America that all Ukrainian troops who trained with American troops on Abrams tanks in Germany have returned to Ukraine. According to a senior military officer, 31 tanks with ammunition and spare parts are already in the country.“We kept our end of the deal. From now on, they [the Ukrainians] must determine when and where…

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A resident of the city of Vahdat, who complained about the way his brother was taken to the army and his grandmother was beaten, was accused of extremism. The video of Shahbaz Sharifbek’s protest made its way to social networks on October 15 of this year and caused many reactions. The users asked the authorities to find out what happened and to punish the perpetrators of mistreatment of the old woman. “Article 307” A source close to the disciplinary structures of the city of Vahdat, on condition of anonymity, told Radio Ozodi on November 1 that Shahboz Sharifbek was arrested in connection…

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Rajabgul Safarmurodova, a woman of Turkmen origin, is called “tractor’s aunt” by the residents of Nasir Khusrav district. The 72-year-old woman has more than 40 years of experience in driving a tractor, and even today she helps her children in plowing and preparing the land for planting. Rajabgul Safarmurodova, together with her children, prepares the land for planting wheat in October. In this work, he is his son’s assistant. He says that he is currently working with an A-27 tractor. Rajabgul Safarmurodova says that the head of his tractor has worked hard in cotton picking. He also has the experience of working on a…

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Russia sent the brother of a representative of the opposition of the Tajik government to Dushanbe for trial. Asliddin Sharipov, Shavkat Muhammad’s brother, is the director of “Payom” television, a media outlet affiliated with the banned Islamic Renaissance party in Tajikistan. According to his relatives, he was arrested in Russia in September 2022 and extradited to Tajikistan on October 1 of this year, but his whereabouts are still unknown. Tajik authorities have not announced the reason for the arrest and whereabouts of Asliddin Sharipov. According to the Tagilstroev Prosecutor’s Office in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, he is suspected of cooperating with…

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It has been two weeks since the autumn call-up of young men to the army has been going on in Tajikistan. The Ministry of Defense reported that more than 55 percent of the plan has been implemented. Officials describe the increase in the number of people who want to serve in the army, but complaints from the regions are not rare. In particular, some residents say that they cut off electricity in a village to prevent sending young men to the army. Radio Ozodi addressed to Dilrabo Samadova, head of the “Civil Liberties Office” organization, to get answers to users’ questions about conscription. Ms. Samadova…

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