Political Prisoner Says Guards Beat Him, Refused Him Medicine
(Almaty) – The Tajik government should immediately and unconditionally release a seriously ill political activist who says he has been tortured, nine human rights groups said today. The prisoner, Mahmadali Hayit, is deputy head of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), the country’s largest opposition party, which was banned by the government in late 2015.
Global Advocates Foundation, University of Exeter, Freedom Now, Human Rights Watch, and Fair Trials International invite you to attend "Tajikistan 2018 - No Freedom Beyond This Point" at the 2018 OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The side event will be devoted to the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in Tajikistan and the lack of an adequate international response. The event will feature activists, academics, and politicians from Central Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The round table will discuss specific human rights violations perpetrated by Tajikistan in the context of representative political prisoners, as well as will address the international scale of Tajikistan's continued repression.
Tajik Activist At Imminent Risk of Deportation from Germany
Muhamad Sidiq Faizrahmonov, a Tajik activist and brother of Mahmudjon Faizrahmonov (the Spokesman and a member of the opposition and moderate Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), and its Supreme Council), faces deportation from Germany, where he has sought asylum.
Tajikistan: Allow 10-Year-Old to Reunite with Mother
Authorities Block Activists’ Relatives from Leaving the Country
(Berlin) – Tajik security services forced an activist’s 10-year-old daughter, elderly mother, and brother off an airplane at Tajikistan on August 4, 2018, seven human rights groups said today. They were on their way to Europe to reunite with the activist.
European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) publication of April 2018: "Targeted sanctions against individuals on grounds of grave human rights violations - impact, trends and prospects at EU level".
On request of Global Advocates Foundation, a Member of the Spanish Parliament and the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions Mr Ignacio Sanchez Amor, intervened and wrote to the Greek authorities regarding the case of the Tajik activist and member of the moderate Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) Mr Mirzorakhim Kuzov, who was detained in Greece after Tajik authorities placed him on the INTERPOL's Red Notice list.
Forced Return Would Violate Ban on Torture, Ill-Treatment
(Athens) – Greece should not extradite, deport, or otherwise facilitate the return of a Tajik opposition activist to Tajikistan, where he faces possible torture or ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), was detained on October 9, 2017, by Greek police at passport control in Athens International Airport as he was in transit after attending a human rights conference in Warsaw, Poland.
Use Human Rights Summit to Urge a Halt to Repression
Last time the European Union and Tajikistan held high-level talks on human rights in summer 2016, Tajik authorities were in the midst of the worst crackdown in the country’s recent history. Six days before talks took place, the country’s supreme court had sentenced the leaders of Tajikistan’s leading opposition party, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan to cruelly long prison sentences. The trials were politically motivated, and the defendants tortured. There was no evidence of the activists’ involvement in non-peaceful activities.