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Tajikistan: Human rights lawyer sentenced to 9 years in prison

A court in Dushanbe found Shukhrat Kudratov, who is also deputy head of the opposition Social Democratic party, guilty on criminal charges of fraud and bribery. Kudratov is known for taking on politically sensitive cases, including representing victims of police torture and those accused of “religious extremism.”

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  • Global Voices blogger Alexander Sodiqov detained in Tajikistan
  • Global Voices blogger Alexander Sodiqov detained in Tajikistan

    At the time of his detention, Sodiqov, a Tajik citizen, Ph.D student at the University of Toronto, and a well-known blogger for Global Voices, was visiting the autonomous republic of Gorno-Badakhshan to conduct academic research on conflict resolution under the auspices of the University of Exeter in the U.K.

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