Khurshed Fozilov

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In Tajikistan, independent media throttled by state repression

Giant portraits of President Emomali Rahmon adorn even the most nondescript buildings in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe. Throughout the country, his sayings are featured on posters and billboards. Their ubiquitous presence underscores the consolidation of power by Rahmon – officially described as “Founder of Peace and Unity, Leader of the Nation” – since he emerged…

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Tajik journalist Khurshed Fozilov detained on extremism charges

Stockholm, March 17, 2023 – Tajik authorities should release journalist Khurshed Fozilov and stop prosecuting journalists in retaliation for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On March 6, officers of the State Committee for National Security in the western city of Panjakent detained Fozilov, a freelance journalist, according to news reports. Authorities…

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