Tajikistan: President moves to ban cell-phones

Tajikistan’s President Rahmon is seeking to ban mobile phones from the country. The government claims it’s for reasons of health and taxes, but neweurasia’s Dushanbe is suspicious.

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  • […] Tajikistan: President moves to ban cell-phones President Rahmon of Tajikistan has “declared war” on mobile phones, citing dangers to health they are alleged to pose, and complaining that the revenues of Tajikistan’s burgeoning telecommunications sector are difficult to track. One source quoted in this report suspects that the revolution in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan might also have something to do with the move. […]

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