Tajik authorities should release activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov and drop charges against him

Recent articles in Tajikistan

Tajikistan bans ‘Pamir Daily News’ as “extremist organization”

“Tajik authorities’ move to ban ‘Pamir Daily News’ and smear it as ‘extremist’ is a sadly predictable step in the ongoing criminalization of all coverage of the government’s human rights abuses.” – CPJ

Legal claims of the Ministry of Culture against Azattyk should be relinquished

The closure of Azattyk Media will entail not only a restriction of freedom of speech and pluralism in the mass media, but also a restriction of citizens’ rights to access information.

Tajikistan: Journalist Abdusattor Pirmuhammadzoda sentenced to 7 years in prison

During a closed-door trial Pirmuhammadzoda was found guilty of participation in an opposition political organisation banned as extremist. In October, Pirmuhammadzoda said that officers had tortured him to make him sign a false confession.