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Tajikistan - August 2022

Crackdown in the Pamirs

The scale of the May crackdown in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region was brought into focus as Human Rights Watch reported the number of activists and citizens arrested in connection has risen to over 200. Outside access to the remote region has been strictly controlled, and those arrested are being tried in closed courts without access to lawyers. Some of the accused are Russian citizens and residents with no apparent connection to the May events who appear to have been extra-judicially extradited to stand trial.

Sources: EurasiaNet, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (1),  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (2)

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