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Tohir Pallaev

Washing Tajikistan`s dirty linen in public.

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Latest posts by Tohir Pallaev

10 June 2014

Some Young Soldiers in Tajikistan's Army Are Being Hazed to Death

The Tajik army experience is one of abductions, humiliations and occasionally lethal violence. But many continue to justify these practices in the name of character building.

9 July 2013

Journalist Sued for Comparing Tajik ‘Intelligentsia’ to Excrement

Tajikistan's state-approved 'intelligentsia' is showing itself to be more thin-skinned than intelligent. Members of pro-government intellectual circles are currently suing a journalist at an independent news agency for quoting and...

4 July 2013

Tajik MP is Against Mixed Marriages “Especially with Chinese“

It is rare that the deputies in Tajikistan's pliant parliament become national talking points, but Saodat Amirshoeva, a female MP with strong views about mixed marriages, is fast becoming a...

27 May 2013

YouTube Blocked in Tajikistan After Video of President Dancing Goes Viral

As tensions surrounding elections slated for November continue to poison the political mood in Tajikistan, a video of President Emomali Rahmon singing and dancing at his son's wedding has gone...

3 May 2013

From Russia with No Love .. for Central Asia

Migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus are the usual victims of racist sentiment in Russia. Aware of deepening anti-migrant feelings, many of Moscow's politicians promote right-wing policies. But there...

26 March 2013

Tajikistan: Opposition Leader Kidnapped?

The Tajik government appears to be steamrolling all signs of political opposition ahead of the upcoming presidential elections. The latest suspected victim of a far-reaching purge is Umarali Quvvatov, an...

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