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Tajikistan: Free or Charge Researcher

Email Tajik authorities should immediately release or credibly charge a blogger and academic researcher detained on June 16 in southeastern Tajikistan. Two persons identifying themselves as officers with Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security detained Alexander Sodiqov in Khorog, capital of the autonomous republic of Gorno-Badakhshan, on suspicion of spying for an unnamed country after he met with civil society activist Alim Sherzamonov. Government officials refuse to confirm he is in custody and have not disclosed his whereabouts. (Berlin) – Tajik authorities should immediately…

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