Recently, a video was posted in social networks, filmed by the worshipers of the mosque in the village of Choryakkoron in the Rudaki district. The video recording caused a great resonance in the media and gave rise to resentment among the residents of the country because it shows how one of the Tajik officials, who […]
On the 11th of September 2017, the official TV-station of Uzbekistan aired a program about a woman called Fatima Abdallah Junufah (age 57 years). This woman used to teach the Quran and its meaning (tafsir) to other women, and was banned from doing so. This happened on 19th of July where her home in Shi […]
Presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan are planned for the end of 2017. This time the elections might create strong political tensions in the country. Despite that the Constitution does not allow Atambaev to stay for the next term, he tries to keep his team in power. Almost none of the Kyrgyz establishment support the president. However, […]
Legislation requiring people to “stick to traditional national clothes and culture” has been introduced in Tajikistan – a move widely interpreted as an attempt to stop women from wearing Islamic clothing.
On July 21, information agency Avesta.Tj reported: “The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) is included in the list of terrorist organizations of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (RATS SCO)”, told Tajik Interior Minister Ramazon Rahimzoda at a meeting with journalists in Dushanbe on Friday.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, at a meeting with members of the public in Dushanbe on July 11, 2017, called on Tajik women to give up Islamic clothing, arguing that hijab is supposedly an alien culture for Tajik women. “A limited circle of women and girls see religiosity not in the soul, but in appearance, dressing […]
At the end of July, Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage was scorned and criticized for attending the Eurasian Film Festival as a VIP guest in Kazakhstan – a Central Asian country known as the anti-human rights repressive regime. Director of HRF (Human Rights Foundation) condemned Cage’s presence at the event and take it as a shameful […]
Orphanhood has become one of the most important rampant problems in the Tajik society because of the economic crisis in the country. “Graduates” of orphanages, after living in shelters, find themselves out in the streets – despite strong statements from Tajik officials who promised to find solutions.
Russian opposition newspaper,Novaya Gazeta, published the article with information about mass execution of Chechnya citizens. “That was an execution. On the 26th of January night dozens of men were shot — secretly, without any indictments. We publish the names of this 27 killed men. The list is incomplete”, — is written in the article.
Uzbekistan: A Tashkent court jailed eleven Muslims who met to pray and discuss their faith for up to six years. Several testified about torture (including officers’ threat to rape the wife of one in front of him). The court ignored the testimony. Three Protestants were given 15-day terms. (Forum 18, June 20, 2017)
On 5th of June, IA Radio Liberty reported: “Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev offered to deprive citizenship of the compatriots who joined radical religious groups and movements”. He said about this during a meeting in the administration of Andijan region on June 3. “For example, if in five mahallas 20-30 people will get off the right […]
The Tajik political scientist Abdugani Mamadazimov urged the authorities to strengthen secular thinking among the people of Tajikistan, and he called the people who practice their religion illiterate. “There is an urgent need today to fight illiterate religious figures who influence the minds of uneducated villagers. Therefore, today we have the moral right to demand […]
On 20 May, the “National Information Agency of Uzbekistan” reported: “The president of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his visit to Saudi Arabia met with the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Bandar Hajar. The meeting noted the consistent development of the relations between Uzbekistan and IsDB, a large-scale cooperation of the […]
This article was first published in 2014. Today, May 13th 2017 marks 12 years since the horrific massacre in the city of Andijan where thousands of unarmed men, women and children who had gathered for a protest against the repressive policies of the Uzbek regime were slaughtered in cold blood by security forces on the […]
Japan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in the Republic of Tajikistan (RT) Mr. Hajime Kitaoka and UNFPA country director in Tajikistan Ms. Mieko Yabuta signed an agreement on the financial contribution of the Japanese government to UNFPA in the amount of about 1.715 million US dollars to support the project “Strengthening of national family planning services […]
On 28 February 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded his visit to the countries of Central Asia. He met with the presidents of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. There held the special talks with each president relating exactly to the country and to its problems. To understand the goals and results of this tour one needs […]
On 20 March IA “Radio Liberty” reported that the head of Uzbekistan sent a greeting telegram to his Tajik counterpart, the press service of the Tajik president said. “It gives me great pleasure to send you my sincere congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of the upcoming beautiful holiday of spring, creation and renovation […]
On 27 January 2017 Idigul Kosimzoda, a chairman of the Committee for Women and Family Affairs to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, reported at a press conference that her committee periodically conducts raids with the participation of law enforcement agencies whose purpose is to identify the “women wearing non-Tajik clothing, that are alien […]
On 14 February, the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan on the “Uzbekistan” channel released a program entitled “The homeland that was sold for one’s passion”. The television program used the false accusations of the crooks against the ideas and activities of the political party Hizb ut Tahrir.
On 15th February, IA “Gazeta.uz” reported: “The president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on February 14 signed a decree on the establishment of the International Research Center of Imam Tirmidhi. According to the document, the decision is aimed at in-depth study and promotion of hadith scholar and Islamic jurist’s heritage Abu Isa Tirmidhi (Imam Tirmidhi, 824-892 […]
Kyrgyzstan state system is crashing. Kyrgyzstan’s state control system is in danger because it’s going to fall apart. How can we see it? Statehood is a combination of system and structures controlled by the laws. The management system of state should be based on a particular ideology. In Kyrgyzstan, the foundation of statehood is a […]
The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyayev, has issued a draft of the decree “The Strategy for the Further Development of Uzbekistan”. In this draft it is expected to entrust the ministries and agencies to develop a plan for delimitation and demarcation of the state border with the neighboring republics in the first quarter of the […]
In Dushanbe a round-table was held entitled “Integration of Central Asian states in the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC or EurAsEC): Realities and Prospects”, organized by the mission of the non-profit organization, Development Fund Institute of Eurasian Studies in the Republic of Tajikistan. The event was organized with the support of the Russian Embassy in Tajikistan. […]
IA Islam.kz reported: “On 10 December during the visiting session of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security and of the Socio-Cultural Development Committee of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of RK under the theme “The […]
Recently, we often see and hear the calls for liberation of the people of Tajikistan. Someone calls for democracy, saying that it is democracy that could bring freedom. Others call for patriotism and nationalism rousing people’s feelings so that they are Tajiks and must show the world what they are. There are those who consider […]
Internet Agency “Sputnik” reported that on 7th November 2016 the Chinese and Tajikistan government ratified an agreement on mutual extradition of persons suspected of committing crimes. According to the agreement the citizens of one of the two countries can be immediately extradited, if requested by one of the parties.
After the collapse of the USSR, a godless state, the people of Tajikistan, young and old rushed to Islam. The Soviet state with the help of its materialistic creed, and with the help of force and oppression kept the desire of Muslims to worship Allah. But despite all harassments, at the end of the 20th […]
On 20th October 2016, the 24 Press Club issued a report on the new Criminal Codes designed by the Kyrgyzstan government aimed at protecting children from child abuse. These new laws include heavier sentences of up to 10 years for abusers and “Intentional infliction of harm to the child’s health can lead to imprisonment for […]
The Mufti of Chechnya, Salakh Mezhiyev hopes that a law banning Wahhabism in Russia could be reached. In an interview with Interfax-Deen, he stated, “There is no future for this notion, we issued a fatwa and adopted decisions and we went to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to regard, on the basis of these decisions, Wahhabism […]
On 12th September, IA “abai.kz” published an open letter of Baktybay Ainabekov, a head of the religious association of Kazakhstan Haji, to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The letter says, “One of the main shortcomings of our Constitution – the phrase “religion is separated from the state” – a relic, inherited from the atheism […]