Tajikistan / 2010

Tajik journalist arrested on defamation, insult charges

December 16, 2010 5:03 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists today denounced the imprisonment in northern Tajikistan of Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov, a reporter with the Dushanbe-based independent weekly Nuri Zindagi. Ismoilov was arrested in Sogd region on November 23, but the regional press first reported on the case on Monday. Ismoilov is currently being held in...

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Tajik judges seek millions from weeklies in civil libel case

February 3, 2010 5:01 PM ET

New York, February 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on judges in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, to drop their defamation lawsuits against three popular independent weeklies for damage amounts that would bankrupt them....

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