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Tajikistan - Visiting researcher held after interviewing government critic

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Aleksandr Sodiqov, a Toronto-based Tajik blogger and university researcher who was arrested during a visit to Tajikistan on 16 June and is being held on a spying charge. A specialist in conflict prevention, Sodiqov was arrested in Khorog, the capital of the autonomous southeastern province of Gorno-Badakhshan, after interviewing local opposition leader Alim Sherzamonov. After saying nothing for three days, the State Committee for National (...)

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