Tajikistan

Country Tajikistan
Capital Dushanbe
Continent Asia
Currency Somoni(TJS)
Languages Tajik & Russian

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The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Much of present-day Sughd province was transferred from the Uzbek SSR to the newly formed Tajik SSR in 1929. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Sughd province. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992-97. There have been no major security incidents in recent years, although the country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Attention by the international community since the beginning of the NATO intervention in Afghanistan has brought increased economic development and security assistance, which could create jobs and strengthen stability in the long term. Tajikistan is in the early stages of seeking World Trade Organization membership and has joined NATO's Partnership for Peace.

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Tajikistan - Wikipedia
Tajikistan - CIA World Fact Book
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The struggle for freedom of speech in Tajikistan: Khayrullo Mirsaidov and the question of international responsibility - Open Democracy

Open Democracy

The struggle for freedom of speech in Tajikistan: Khayrullo Mirsaidov and the question of international responsibility
Open Democracy
He worked as a regional correspondent for Tajikistan's Asia-Plus and Germany's Deutsche Welle, as well as for various development projects funded by western donors. As noted by Michael Andersen, an independent journalist and close friend of Khayrullo, ...



Khayrullo Mirsaidov: the journalist from Tajikistan who received 12 years in prison for his honesty and courage - Open Democracy

Open Democracy

Khayrullo Mirsaidov: the journalist from Tajikistan who received 12 years in prison for his honesty and courage
Open Democracy
In Tajikistan today, the number of such “idiots” – courageous and admirable – is rapidly diminishing. A handful of journalists, some human right defenders and lawyers, some NGOs and a few political activists persevere, standing up to the corrupt and ...



Tajikistan: Journalist's Conviction a Mockery of Rights - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Tajikistan: Journalist's Conviction a Mockery of Rights
Human Rights Watch
(Bishkek) – A court in Tajikistan on July 11, 2018, convicted a well-known journalist on bogus charges and sentenced him to 12 years in prison, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said. Khayrullo Mirsaidov was charged with ...



Tajikistan: Monopoly practices send fuel prices soaring - EurasiaNet

EurasiaNet

Tajikistan: Monopoly practices send fuel prices soaring
EurasiaNet
One of the most popular means to get around Tajikistan's capital is the “three-somoni taxi,” named for the set price of the fare. No more. It will be five-somoni taxis from now – the direct result of a recent dramatic spike in the cost of car fuel and ...



Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
The Diplomat
Following Mirsaidov's conviction and sentencing on July 11, the Embassies of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United States, and the EU Delegation in the Republic of Tajikistan issued a joint statement expressing their “common grave concern” ...
Tajikistan sentences journalist to 12 years in jailEurasiaNet
Tajikistan: Tajik comedy troupe leader gets 12 years for embezzlementThe New Indian Express
Prominent Tajik Journalist Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison - RFE/RLRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Belarus, Tajikistan in talks over joint ventures in pharmaceutics - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus, Tajikistan in talks over joint ventures in pharmaceutics
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 13 July (BelTA) – Belarus and Tajikistan might elaborate a roadmap to set up joint pharmaceutical companies by the end of the year, BelTA learned from Belarus' Ambassador to Tajikistan with concurrent accreditation in Afghanistan Oleg Ivanov.

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How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
The Diplomat
Yet while there has been growing recognition of the limits of U.S. counternarcotics policy in Afghanistan, comparatively little attention has been paid to Tajikistan, Afghanistan's neighbor to the north. Tajikistan is a major drug transit state, with ...



Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
The Diplomat
A UN body concluded in May that the detention of Mahmadali Hayit by Tajikistan is arbitrary. Hayit, a deputy chairman of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), was given a life sentence in 2016 after being charged along with a dozen other ...



Dreams Of Change Deferred: Activists Can't Work In Tajikistan, Can't Live Outside It - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Dreams Of Change Deferred: Activists Can't Work In Tajikistan, Can't Live Outside It
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Faizullo Safarov always dreamed of changing the world, or at least the world around him. For Safarov, who grew up in a small village in Tajikistan's southern Yovon district, that meant pushing for big changes in a country struggling to make the ...



Tajikistan seeks expansion of ties with Iranian city of Hamedan - Mehr News Agency - English Version

Mehr News Agency - English Version

Tajikistan seeks expansion of ties with Iranian city of Hamedan
Mehr News Agency - English Version
Tajikistan is after increasing interactions in different areas especially in tourism and economy with Hamedan province,” said Emomzoda Nematullo, the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Tajik ambassador made ...