· February, 2008

Stories about Tajikistan from February, 2008

Tajikistan: Unrest in Garm, Authorities vs. Opposition

  25 February 2008

Ian follow-ups on the story of the firefight between ex-opposition members and the Tajik special forces. The government’s version claims the riot police was visiting the town of Garm for a conference and was attacked by the criminals, while another side of the conflict, insists that police attacked an opposition...

Tajikistan: Energy Crisis Is Not Enough to Lose Patience

  25 February 2008

The continuing energy crisis is, probably, the worst problem that Tajikistan ever faced since the end of civil war. Neweurasia reports that most of the population is barely surviving this winter – the harshest in several decades – against the background of constant blackouts. The situation is even more desperate...

Tajikistan: Waiting for International Aid

  19 February 2008

Vadim reports that the Tajikistan's authorities officially admitted inability to cope with the energy crisis by appealing to international community for aid, and wonders why should the foreign governments correct the mistakes of the Tajik officials.

Tajikistan: Energy Troubles and Fights

  13 February 2008

Ian reports that amidst harsh energy and humanitarian crisis in Tajikistan, a more alarming news has come about a gunfight that took place in Garm last week between OMON forces and members of the former opposition.

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