On February 2 of this year, the Moscow City Court issued an order to expel Khudoberdi Nurmatov (Ali Feruz), a journalist of the Novaya Gazeta and a citizen of Uzbekistan, from Russia with the possibility of travelling to a third country. This news was posted on the front pages of leading Russian and Western media, […]
يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ “They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.” At the conclusion of the 32nd meeting of the Regional Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), held on […]
On March 16, the Mufti of the Republic of Dagestan, Sheikh Ahmad Afandi, preached to the parishioners of the Central Juma Mosque in Makhachkala during the Friday Khutbah. In his address, Ahmad Afandi touched upon the upcoming presidential elections in the Russian Federation and called on Muslims to go to the elections, saying:
On January 15, IA “TELEARNA” reported on its website: “130 parents of schoolchildren can be held administratively liable for their unwillingness to comply with the school dress code in South Kazakhstan. Almost 400 pupils of the region’s schools wear headscarves and other religious attributes. The implementation of the secular state standards in the educational institutions […]
In recent years, Emomali Rahmon has begun to position Tajikistan as a country with the broad international ties, and himself as a world-class political figure. This is manifested both in Rahmon’s completely inappropriate statements on geopolitical topics, and in absolutely meaninglessness, but presented as being significant relations that Tajikistan establishes with various countries.
On 15th January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia web page published the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov’s statements and answers to questions to media made at a press conference on the results of Russian diplomacy in 2017 in Moscow on January 15, 2018. On the question raised during the press conference: “How do […]
On December 4, a meeting between the representative of Uzbekistan’s ambassador in Europe and the migrants from Uzbekistan was held in Scandic Hotel Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting was attended, on the one hand, by the representative of the dictatorial regime of Uzbekistan, consul Azimjon Azodov, who works at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Germany and […]
On December 12, the news agency “RIA Novosti” referring to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan reported: “The law enforcement bodies of Kyrgyzstan detained 7 members of the terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir banned in the republic and the Russian Federation, they have been seized with explosives. The Ministry of Internal […]
On 11th November, IA UzDaily.uz reported: “On 10th November, 2017 there held a meeting between foreign ministers of the countries of the European Union-Central Asia format in Samarkand. The foreign ministers of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, of Kazakhstan – Kairat Abdrakhmanov, of Kyrgyzstan – Erlan Abdyldaev, of Tajikistan – Sirodzhidin Aslov, of Turkmenistan – Rashid Meredov […]
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 […]