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Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

Written by Alexander Sodiqov On 30 April 2014 @ 19:39 pm | No Comments

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Quick Reads, Russian, Tajikistan

In mid-February 2014, the president of Tajikistan ordered [1] [ru] that recruitment offices stop using “illegal practices” in drafting young men into the army. Blogger Rustam Gulov who has written much [2] about illegal drafting techniques in Tajikistan suggests [3] [ru] that the president's order has not really changed anything:

A lot of time has passed since the president issued the order, and we now have enough information to state confidently that army recruitment offices DO NOT GIVE A DAMN about the president and his orders… Recruitment offices have continued using [forceful drafting practices]… Moreover, violations by these offices have become more widespread.

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[1] ordered: http://rus.ozodi.org/content/article/25264938.html

[2] has written much: https://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/12/14/video-young-men-are-forced-to-join-army-in-tajikistan/

[3] suggests: http://blogiston.tj/entry/voenkomatam-naplevat-na-rasporyazheniya-prezidenta

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