In February of this year, the Tajik authorities announced the introduction of the celebration of a new holiday, the Zoroastrian rain festival – “Tirgona”. This was reported by Asia Plus with reference to the chairman of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan Farhod Rakhimi.
On March 16, the Government Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan published a message on its web page www.gov.uz: “Joint specially-tactical anti-terrorism exercises with the participation of the units of the ministries of defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tajikistan were held at a high level and completed.
Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin stated that he did not speak out against the amendment to the Russian Constitution containing the concept of “state-forming people”, but only expressed doubt about its wording, the Tatarstan Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) reported.
Starting from March 4, all mosques in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, will be closed for collective prayers, only janaza prayer is allowed. This decision was made on the 3rd of March at a meeting of the Council of Ulema of the country in connection with the danger of a coronavirus epidemic, the proper appeal […]
On February 3, a meeting was held between the Central Asian Foreign Ministry and US Secretary of State M. Pompeo in the framework of the “C5 + 1” format meetings. On its web page the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan published a joint statement of the ministerial meeting “C5 + 1”. In particular, the […]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting in Tashkent on 3/2/2020 with the foreign ministers of Central Asian countries. Prior to the official meeting of the P5 + 1, he met the President of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and urged them to prevent China from expanding into East Turkestan and the countries […]
US Department of State published the new Central Asia Strategy. The document was published on the department’s website. The strategy was presented to the region’s foreign ministers during a visit to Tashkent by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to the document, cooperation with Central Asia in the fight against terrorism and extremism will […]
Against the backdrop of the ongoing demographic crisis in Russia, the Kremlin is actively expanding Russian culture in Central Asia, investing huge amounts of money in this and using its influence on the regimes in the region. For example, on January 15, 2020, the Lower House of the Tajik parliament ratified an agreement between the […]
On December 22, news agency Radio Liberty reported: “The Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan said that the parliamentary elections held in the country took place, according to the election commission, the voter turnout was 42.3%. The necessary threshold for the recognition of elections is 33% of voters.
On the 2nd of January 2020, Emomali Rakhmon signed a series of laws adopted by the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Lower House) and supported by the Majlisi milli (Upper House). Among these laws is the law “On Countering Extremism.” It is reported also that the new law was developed by the General Prosecutor of Tajikistan in pursuance […]
On November 21, the website of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic “president.kg” published a speech by President Sooronbai Zheenbekov at the international conference, which was held in Bishkek, “Orthodox Christianity and Islam – the religions of the peace”. In particular, the President said: “… we all observe the mass involvement of youth in religion […]
In the mosques of the city of Namangan, this week they stopped calling for prayer from the speakers, Namangan activist Abbas Asad reports. A representative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan, on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the DUMU recommended that mosques not use loudspeakers. Also, an anonymous source of Ozodlik in […]
On the night of November 6, an incident with victims occurred at a border post 60 kilometers from the capital of Tajikistan. According to the version voiced by the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Tajikistan, 20 masked armed men attacked the Ishkobod border outpost on the border with Uzbekistan, arriving at it in […]
On the 1st of October 2019 a concert of Russian singer Polina Gagarina took place in the Humo Ice Palace in Tashkent. Uzbek people were outraged not only by the concert itself, but also by the drunken feast arranged after the concert with the participation of President Mirziyayevs’ daughters and sons-in-laws who occupy high positions […]
Since 1 September 2019, in Tajikistan new electricity tariffs, which were adopted by the government in June 22, 2019 entered into force. From now on, residents of the country have to pay 17% more for electricity, 22.66 Dirams instead of 19.37 Dirams per 1 kilowatt. For industrial and non-industrial consumers, the new tariff is 55.14 […]
On August 12, Radio Liberty, citing the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, reported: “On August 8, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan with representatives of the political office of the Taliban in Doha, headed by its leader Mullah Barodar Akhund.
In the village of Zhany-Pakhta, Sokuluk district in the Chui region of Kyrgyzstan, schoolgirls in hijab were not allowed to enter the school. This was reported by AKIpress news agency with reference to the girls’ brother. The Ministry of Education and Science replied on the request from journalists to comment the situation that, according to […]
On August 13th 2019 in the airport of Odessa city (Ukraine), Mahmud AbdulMomin (Mahmud Khaldarov) was detained by Interpol’s request from Kyrgyzstan. On August 19th the Ukrainian court judged to apply restraint in the form of temporary arrest for 40 days. (Source: khpg.org ) Comment: Mahmud AbdulMomin (Mahmud Khaldarov) is a famous Islamic dawah carrier […]
On July 23, news agency “Radio Liberty” reported: “The Tajik Ministry of Internal Affairs officially confirmed that on July 22, a Tajik police officer was injured during the conflict on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border. The head of the information center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Sogdu, police lieutenant colonel Abdurasul Shomirsaidzoda was wounded by […]
On 02.08.2019, the president of Uzbekistan Mirziyayev signed an order to liquidate the notorious colony “Zhaslyk”, which is located in Karakalpakstan. “This truly historic decision was made with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of the correction of prisoners, respecting individuals and society, as well as promoting a positive image of the country in the […]
In annexed Crimea, Russia will build detention facility for 1500 people. Overcrowding of detention facilities increased after Russia seized Crimea and turned it not only to military base but also to prison. (Source: zn.ua) Comment: After entering Crimea, Russia started to practice its old methods over the Muslims of Crimea Muslims, and the Crimean Tatars […]
Conflicts in the border area between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are always repeated. On 22 July, there was a sad incident in which five people from Kyrgyzstan and seven people from Tajikistan were injured, and one man died. The incident was reported in the official media as follows: Tajikistan’s President Imam Ali Rahman was expected to […]
14 prisoners died from poisoning during transportation from the colonies of the General Directorate for the Execution of Punishments of the Ministry of Justice of Tajikistan, located in the cities of Khudzhand and Istaravshan, in the colony in Dushanbe, Nurek and Yavan, the press service of the General Directorate for the Execution of Punishments of […]
On 3-4 July, Bishkek hosted a seminar on “Issues of Extremism in Central Asia”. In February of this year, “the role of the press in promoting public policy in the religious sphere” was discussed in Bishkek. In March, a meeting was held in Bishkek at the initiative of the Religious Committee of Kyrgyzstan with the […]
On the 2nd of July, 2019 there was held in Dushanbe a conference dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the law “About freedom of religion and religious associations,” Radio Ozodi reports. On this conference officials praised the law, emphasizing its effectiveness and necessity. Human rights activists traditionally criticize the law as an […]
On June 26, the Tashkent City Court convicted former Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan Rashitdzhon Kadyrov and others, a total of 13 persons, the press service of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan reported.
Again people in Kazakhstan went out to the streets protesting against the obvious lawlessness and lies from of the regime, and in this case, the protests were caused by results of elections during which the previous president, Narsultan Nazarbayev in fact carried out a formal power transit to his creation, but keeping in his hands […]
This is a hot topic for the bloggers from Uzbekistan!!! On 8 June, for the first time in the history of social networks, in Youtube in the Uzbek-language space, a discussion of two Uzbek bloggers was held live on the topic of governance in the country. In particular, and three questions were raised. Is Uzbekistan […]
The Kyrgyz Republic President Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, who arrived in Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. He stated that the Chinese government has promised a $86 million grant to Kyrgyzstan. The President of Kyrgyzstan said the grant would be spent on transportation, […]
Another massacre took place on the night of May 19-20 in the Vahdat colony No. 3/2 located in the south of Tajikistan in the city of Vahdat. According to the authorities, prisoners serving the prison sentences on the religious articles organized a riot, resulting in more than thirty prisoners killed, including three warders, which is […]