17 Journalists Killed in Tajikistan since 1992/Motive Confirmed



Viktor Nikulin


Russian Public TV (ORT)
Tajikistan

Zikrullo Valiev


Khalqi Ovozi
Tajikistan

Filolisho Khilvatshoev


Payomi Dushanbe
Tajikistan

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

18% Broadcast reporter
6% Columnist / Commentator
29% Editor
6% Photographer
29% Print reporter/writer
12% Producer
6% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

71% Print
18% Radio
12% Television
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Gender

100% Male
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

29% Taken Captive
7% Threatened
7% Tortured

Type of Death

18% Dangerous Assignment
82% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

100% Complete impunity
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

14% Government Officials
7% Military Officials
21% Paramilitary Group
29% Political Group
29% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

24% Business
6% Corruption
12% Crime
24% Culture
6% Human Rights
35% Politics
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Freelance

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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.


17 Journalists Killed in Tajikistan/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Viktor Nikulin, Russian Public TV (ORT)

     March 28, 1996, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Mohyedin Alempour, BBC

     December 12, 1995, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Khushvakht Haydarsho, Jumhuriyat

     May 18, 1994, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Tabarali Saidaliev, Ba Pesh

     October 21, 1993, Tajikistan

Olimjon Yorasonov

     June or July 1993, Tajikistan

Pirimkul Sattori, Khatlon

     May 28, 1993, in Kurgan-Tiube, Tajikistan

Zukhuruddin Suyari, Todzhikiston

     March 1, 1993, in Kurgan-Tiube, Tajikistan

Saidmurod Yerov, Farkhang

     January 1993, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Khushvaht Muborakshoev, Tajikistan State Television

     December, 1992, in place of death unknown, Tajikistan

Jamshed Davliyatmamatov, Khovar Information Agency

     December, 1992, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Filolisho Khilvatshoev, Payomi Dushanbe

     December, 1992, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Mukhtor Bugdiev, Khovar Information Agency

     December, 1992, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Tavakkal Faizulloev, Subhi Yovon

     November 17, 1992, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Tura Kobilov, Bairaki Dusti

     June, 1992, in Bokhtar, Tajikistan

Olim Zarobekov, Tajikistan Radio

     May 7, 1992, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Shirindzhon Amirdzhonov, Tajikistan Radio

     May 7, 1992, in 1992, Tajikistan

Murodullo Sheraliev, Sadoi Mardum

     May 5, 1992, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan



12 Journalists Killed in Tajikistan/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Dzhumakhon Khotami, Tajikistan's Interior Ministry

     July 5, 1999, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Khamidjon Khakimov, Khaksuz

     November 18, 1994, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Davlatali Rakhmonaliev, Tajikistan State Television

     August 18, 1994, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Olim Abdulov, Tajikistan State Television

     May 16, 1994, in an area near Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Kishvaroy Sharifova, Navidi Vakhsh

     October 1, 1993, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Emma Podobed, Narodnaya Gazeta

     September 1993, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Tokhirjon Azimov, Maktabi Sovieti

     June or July 1993, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Sharif Ahrorov, Local newspaper in Kuibishev District

     July 1, 1993, in Place of death unknown, Tajikistan

Sharofuddin Kosimov, Navidi Vakhsh

     June or July 1993, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Zikrullo Valiev, Khalqi Ovozi

     summer 1993, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Saidjonol Fakhriddinov, Navidi Vakhsh

     June 1, 1993, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Arcadi Ruderman, Channel 1

     September 1, 1992, in place of death unknown, Tajikistan