· May, 2012

Stories about Tajikistan from May, 2012

Tajikistan: Can Drug Money Be Used to Build Mosques?

  27 May 2012

Islamic authorities in Tajikistan are unanimous in condemning the use and sale of drugs, writes [tj] journalist Kayumars Ato in his blog. At the same time, some religious leaders argue that using drug money to finance the construction of mosques is okay.

Tajikistan: Singers Turn to Religious Motifs

  24 May 2012

In his blog, journalist Kayumars Ato writes [tj] that pop singers and rappers in Tajikistan increasingly use religious motifs in their songs. The use of music for religious purposes remains a controversial topic in the country.

Tajikistan: Did Drug Money Finance Cell Phone Company?

  23 May 2012

Diplomatic cables made available by WikiLeaks reveal interesting details about who stood behind the creation of Tajikistan's major companies. In his blog, journalist Zafar Abdullayev analyzes [ru] documents that suggest the formation of one of Tajikistan's largest cell phone operators was financed by drug money. Another major cell phone company...

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