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Tajikistan: Dissident’s Family Interrogated, Threatened

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Click to expand Image Fatkhuddin Saidmukhidinov © 2020 Private (Berlin) – Tajik authorities in late November 2020 summoned, interrogated, and threatened family members of Fatkhuddin Saidmukhidinov, a Tajik activist in exile, apparently to force him to cease his online criticism of the government, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. As the human rights crisis in Tajikistan deepens, the authorities have increased pressure on family members of exiled critics. “The Tajik government has severely curbed free speech in the country and left no space for any criticism…

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