· December, 2013

Stories about Tajikistan from December, 2013

In Tajikistan Protest Occurs Online

  14 December 2013

While many people in Tajikistan are unhappy about the country's dire economic situation and political leadership, public protest is rare in the country. The fear of inevitable punishment by the state, the weakness of political opposition, and the memories of the 1992-1997 civil war make the likelihood of mass protest...

VIDEO: Young Men Are Forced to Join Army in Tajikistan

  14 December 2013

As Tajikistan's military faces a struggle to get enough volunteer conscripts, recruitment officers often rely on illegal practices in drafting military-age men into the army. One of the most common among such practices is “oblava” which involves “military press gangs making sweeps of city streets, bazaars and bus stations, rounding up...

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