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Latest news from Tajikistan

TAJIKISTAN: At least 17 killed by mines in 2005 –TMAC

DUSHANBE, 13 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Some 1,800 anti-personnel mines have been neutralised in Tajikistan this year, the Tajik Mine Action Centre, responsible for the clearance, said on Tuesday. Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Sharp rise in trafficking arrests

DUSHANBE, 13 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - More than 230 crimes connected to human trafficking were registered in Tajikistan in 2005, compared to 150 similar crimes a year earlier, Deputy Prosecutor General Abdusami Dadabaev said at a conference in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Tuesday. Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Gender NGOs receive support from UN

DUSHANBE, 9 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Gender groups in Tajikistan will receive US $100,000 in assistance in 2006 from the United Nations to improve implementation of legislation aimed at curbing violence against women, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) mission in the country said on Friday. Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Border guards seize 122 kg of heroin

DUSHANBE, 28 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Tajik border guards have seized 122 kg of heroin and arrested a drug courier as he tried to cross from Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Monday.Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Rate of HIV/AIDS infection up by 20 percent

DUSHANBE, 23 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan rose by 20.5 percent over the nine months to September 2005 compared to the same period last year, the head of the Republican AIDS Centre, Azamjon Mirzoev, said in the capital, Dushanbe, this week. Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Independent media face registration challenges

DUSHANBE, 8 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Independent media are under increasing pressure in Tajikistan as the government tightens its grip by enforcing tougher procedures to register new newspapers, radio and television stations, activists say.Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Interview with head of UNHCR country office, Francisco Galindo-Velez

DUSHANBE, 1 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - Fleeing conflict and destruction that plagued Afghanistan for more than two decades, thousands of Afghans found shelter in neighbouring Tajikistan. In an interview with IRIN, Francisco Galindo-Velez, head of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tajikistan, spoke about long-term solutions for Afghan refugees in the former Soviet republic, including third-country resettlement. Full report

KYRGYZSTAN-TAJIKISTAN: Landmine threat along Uzbek border removed

OSH, 31 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Uzbek security forces have demined the country’s eastern border with Kyrgyzstan, with work under way to clear landmines from the Tajik part of the Uzbek border as well, officials said on Monday. Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Exhibition highlights UN’s work

DUSHANBE, 24 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - A photo exhibition highlighting United Nations activities in Tajikistan is under way in the capital, Dushanbe, as the world organisation marked its 60th anniversary on Monday.Full report

TAJIKISTAN: Domestic violence remains rife

DUSHANBE, 6 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - The death of 27-year-old Sanam (not her real name) from Jabarrasul district in the northern Tajik province of Sogd was initially presented as a suicide by her husband's family. However, forensic experts concluded that she was suffocated to death and then hung in the barn.Full report


IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Tajikistan

TAJIKISTAN: Interview with head of UNHCR country office, Francisco Galindo-Velez

TAJIKISTAN: Interview with Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan

TAJIKISTAN: Interview with Vladimir Sotirov, head of UN peace-building office in Tajikistan

TAJIKISTAN: Remittances - a tool for development

TAJIKISTAN: Returnees held up by property disputes


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