Against the backdrop of Russia’s impending massive defeat in its own war in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov made a series of ambitious statements claiming to maintain Russian hegemony in the countries of Central Asia, which has recently been increasingly questioned. As usual, Lavrov used the so-called “Islamic threat”. “The plans of ISIS and their […]
The Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mahmadyusuf Imomzoda supported Rahmon’s earlier criticism of the quality of education in the country’s schools and universities. “Indeed, the President of the country in his next message made serious remarks about the level and quality of education. The president’s comments were objective and correct” […]
The Khorog city court sentenced seven residents of the Yazgulyam jamoat of the Vanj region to different terms of imprisonment for extremism. Among them are three students from a local high school. According to Radio Ozodi, referring to a source in the court of the city of Khorog, the sentence to the residents of Yazgulyam […]
In the city of Yangiyul, Tashkent region, on the 22th of November dozens of men were summoned to the police department, where their beards were forcibly shaved off. Activists reported that raids on men with beards have recently increased in the region. This is reported by the Uzbek media outlets.
On October 13, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom published its latest report on Uzbekistan, entitled “Religious and Political Prisoners of Uzbekistan: End Repressive Practices”. According to the report, the number of convicted for their religious beliefs reaches more than 2000 people.
Special forces officers of the Tashkent City Internal Affairs Department carried out a raid in the Malika shopping center (the largest electronics market in the capital). Eyewitnesses claim that men wearing beards were detained. Local mass media is writing about it.
People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Yodgor Sadiev criticized the wearing of a beard by Uzbek youth, calling it a devilish manifestation. The proper video was posted on the Internet on June 17.
The Samarkand Regional Court upheld the decision regarding local resident Asliddin Khudoyberdiev, who was sentenced to 15 days of arrest for illegally teaching religion to underage children, – his lawyer Abduvokhid Yakubov informed Ozodlik media outlet. Khudoyberdiev was arrested by officers from the Pakhtachi District Internal Affairs Department of the Samarkand Region during a May […]
On the night of April 28-29, there occured an armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border with the use of firearms during the conflict about 300 people were injured on both sides, more than 50 were killed.
In the center of Tashkent on the 28th of March an incident occurred on Amir Temur Avenue, where, according to media reports, fans of Japanese anime and Korean music gathered. It turned out that LGBT supporters also joined this meeting. A group of men from the townspeople who were not indifferent to what is happening […]